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One potato, two potato, cultural capital potato more!

During one of my recent quality visits to a setting, I had lunch with the children.

One of the children stated that they are having mashed potatoes for lunch.

I replied: “Ooh, I was meant to have mashed potato for my dinner yesterday, in the hotel. Instead, I had sweet potato chips!”

Child: “Sweet potato?” With an unsure look on his face.

Me: “Can anyone tell me about sweet potatoes?”

Children: “No, we’ve never had them!”

I then went on to explain what a sweet potato is. What it looks like and how it is different to a white potato.

Me: “When I go out to the shops later, I will see if I can buy a sweet potato at a shop in the village.”

Member of staff: “Maybe next door to my dad’s shop you can buy a sweet potato?”

Off I went into the village and, surprise, surprise, I purchased the sweet potato!

I sat down with the children on my return and […]