YOUNGSTERS are finding out where their food comes from as part of a national campaign.
Children from Dame Dorothy Primary School in Sunderland swapped their classroom for the supermarket aisle during a visit to the city’s Tesco Extra as part of a Farm To Fork Trail.
Backed by Diabetes UK, the Children’s Food Trust and the NFU among others, Farm To Fork is the first initiative of Tesco’s Eat Happy Project, a new education programme that is committed to improving children’s relationship with food.
Farm To Fork will see food suppliers across the country opening their farms and factories to teach children how, for example, milk is produced, where eggs come from and how lettuce grows.
Specially-trained colleagues in more than 700 Tesco stores across the UK will also be teaching children about different foods and giving practical demonstrations.
On their trail, pupils from Dame Dorothy Primary School took part in activities such as visiting the cheese counter, sampling fruit and baking their own bread roll. Dame Dorothy Year 2 teacher, Helen Burdon, said: “This has been a great way to forge links with our local Tesco store.
“This project links into our topic work and is an excellent opportunity for teaching our children about where food comes from.
“Our school strongly believes that our children learn best with hands on life experiences. More knowledge will allow them to make the right choices about buying and eating healthy foods.
“The Farm to Fork trails are a great way of educating our children about food.”