On the trail from Farm to Fork

James recently joined pupils and teachers from Joyden’s Wood Primary School on a Farm to Fork trail at Tescos in Sidcup, where they learnt about their food, where it comes from and how it is prepared.

James joined the children on their visit to the store, where they were able to touch, sniff and taste some of the products, as well as learning how bread is made in the bakery and looking at the different fish available at the fishmongers stall.

Farm to Fork tours are aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 11 and given them the opportunity to explore new foods, which can often be a mission for parents. The project hopes that in developing young people’s interest in food and teaching them about the processes involved in getting it to their plate, they will find the confidence to be more adventurous in their meal choices and therefore able to eat more healthily at home and at school.

As part of the tour, children can either visit local food outlets such as Tesco or head out to see farms and food producers where they can witness first hand where their food comes from.

Commenting James said:

“The Farm to Fork initiative is a fantastic way of getting children interested in what they eat, as well as teaching them about the importance of where it comes from. The collaboration between retailers and food producers and their commitment to helping young people better understand the value of good food and nutrition is commendable and I hope that many other local schools will want to get involved in the future.”