A lesson in fresh herbs for school children at Vitacress with Tesco Eat Happy Project

Vitacress the UK’s leading producer of fresh herbs for the UK retail market, welcomed its 3rd school to its site in Runcton, Sussex last week, as part of its commitment to the Tesco Eat Happy initiative.  Vitacress has now invited 100 school children to its nurseries over the past year, with the aim of helping children to have a healthier and happier relationship with food.                

The children were shown how fresh herbs are grown and their uses, they spent time potting their own parsley and were given an assortment of herbs to take home.

Vitacress, which grows its herbs in West Sussex, is supporting the project by hosting Farm to Fork school visits and has developed a selection of curriculum based worksheets for school children, in conjunction with the British Nutrition Foundation.  

Tony Reid from Vitacress said: “It’s so important to offer schools the chance to get out of the classroom to see exactly where food comes from.  By doing this and encouraging an interest in food, we can help the next generation develop healthy eating habits.  Fresh herbs are a simple and healthy way to add flavour to food.  The Tesco Eat Happy Project is a great venture and one that we are very pleased to be part of.  We hope the children enjoyed the day and the chance to sample lots of different herbs.”

Josh Hardie, Corporate Responsibility Director for Tesco commented: “The Eat Happy Project is focused on helping children to understand more about the food they eat.  We believe that this is important in helping children making better food choices for the future.  Being able to offer visits to our food producers such as Vitacress’ nursery is key to achieving this goal.”

Está a aceder em Portugal. Gostaria de seguir para o site da Vitacress Portugal?

Sim | Não, continuar para o site do Reino Unido.


It looks like you’re from Portugal. Would you like to proceed to Vitacress Portugal?

Yes | No, continue to the UK site.

Het lijkt erop dat je onze website bezoekt vanuit Nederland of België. Wil je doorgaan naar de website van Vitacress Real?

Ja, graag | Nee, ik wil graag de website van Vitacress UK bezoeken.


It looks like you’re from the Netherlands. Would you like to proceed to Vitacress Real?

Yes | No, continue to the UK site.

Es sieht aus das Sie unsere Webseite besuchen von aus Deutschland. Möchten Sie gerne weitergeleitet werden zur Webseite von Vitacress Real?

Ja, gerne | Nein, ich möchte gerne die Webseite von Vitacress UK besuchen.


It looks like you’re from Germany. Would you like to proceed to Vitacress Real?

Yes | No, continue to the UK site.