Dagenham schoolchildren turn waste food into smoothies

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Schoolchildren have turned surplus fruit and vegetables into delicious smoothies by pedalling on adapted bikes.

Pupils from Valence Primary School, in Bonham Road, Dagenham, have been keeping fit while reducing food waste.

The initiative is a part of the wider Waste Less, Live More campaign, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. Produce from one of the Lidl stores in Dagenham has been donated to the youngsters to pulverise.

Emily Holt, Keep Britain Tidy’s education and engagement officer, said: “We have 90 pupils from three classes who, in addition to making healthy smoothies, will be coming up with ideas of how they can reduce food waste in their own school.”

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