Have you ever visited a farm with your children? Do they know where milk comes from?
The British Nutrition Foundation recently found out that a third (29 %) of primary school children think that cheese comes from plants, and one in five (21%) had never visited a farm!
A separate 2013 study showed that less than half of 18-24 year olds knew it was possible to visit a farm, compared to eight out of ten over 65s – clearly showing that whilst the older generation are very familiar with country life, some younger people don’t have the same connection to where their food comes from.
DairyCo has created www.thisisdairyfarming.com, to help people understand a bit more about cows and where dairy products come from. Fronted by TV presenter Adam Henson, the site is packed full of fun films that show you where milk comes from, that cows have friends, and that you probably can’t keep a cow in your garden. They’ve also got a youtube moovie channel and you can keep up with all the moos on twitter @thisisdairy #Discoverdairy.
DairyCo is even giving you the opportunity to win £15 worth of shopping vouchers to spend on Great British Dairy produce! Simply answer this question for me…Do cows sleep standing up?*
Leave your answer in the comments.
*Clue.. It’s explained in the YouTube video below.
The Life of Cows:
This prize draw will run until Thursday 15th August 2013 at midday-a winner will be chosen at random and the prize sent directly from Discover Dairy.
Gill Crawshaw says
No they don’t! (I had to watch the video to double check – oh dear). Lovely competition x
Attachment Mummy says
Sharon - PigletinFrance says
No they don’t! They lay down (as I’m always telling my Dad).
I think this is a great initiative and hope that youngsters will start to take more of an interest as to where their food comes from and maybe want to get involved.
I live in a rural community in France and we have cows in our field. My two year old daughter regularly sees the cows and her childminder is on a farm. It’s so different to how I grew up and I am excited for her.
Well done for promoting this here!
Eileen Teo says
no they dont
No. Although my oh doesn’t believe me!
Stephanie Boulton says
No they do not
Erica Price says
No they don’t.
Jayne T says
no they don’t 🙂