VICKI Stewart, an Army spouse based in Wiltshire, runs a food foraging course for families.

“Food foraging is not just trendy, it shows what healthy foods are available in the simplest settings – like on a family dog walk,” said Vicki. “We teach identification  and sustainable foraging. If we overeat the same foods we can deplete environmental and our own resources.

“In spring, we harvest nettles for tea and fritters and make wild garlic pesto with pasta made from foraged cobnuts. Elderflower cordial, jams, fruit fillings and pies are other forageable foods.

“We teach our students how to make a campfire and the course culminates in a bake off between the adults, which can get very competitive! I believe that healthy eating is more than just weight loss, it’s about making [it] a part of life.”

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