Children from five schools in Richmond teamed up with a global supermarket to create and sell their own condiments to help promote nutritional school meals.

Trafalgar Infants School, Chase Bridge Primary School, Grey Court Primary School and St. Richards Primary School worked alongside Whole Foods to create their own home-made chutneys, which they began to sell on July 10.

Children’s charity School Food Matters took around 500 school children from London to visit a farm in Surrey where they picked fruit and vegetables which were then made into chutneys and sauces with the help of professional chef Ruth Quinlan.

The charity’s ‘Schools to Market’ challenge has already encouraged 45,000 children to try picking, cooking, marketing or selling their own produce.

School Food Matters CEO Stephanie Wood, CEO of School Food Matters said: “Around 75% of the children taking part in our chutney challenge are from inner city schools and have never been to a farm before.

“It’s a real joy to watch how excited they are to pick their own veg and then turn it into a tasty sauce.

The charity is expecting to sell its 6000th jar of chutney this year and has raised over £12,000 which has put back into participating schools that are educating children on nutritional values in food.

Ms Wood adds: “The children are learning some important lessons throughout the programme about where food comes from and how it's marketed. We’re grateful to the Whole Kids Foundation who continue to support Schools to Market.”

The jars of chutney are on sale across seven Whole Foods stores in Richmond, Fulham, High Street Kensington, Clapham, Camden, Stoke Newington and Piccadilly Circus.