PUPILS from Monymusk Primary School were the latest to take the opportunity to where their food comes from following a visit to Tesco, Inverurie.
The “Farm to Fork” programme for schools is designed to help children to get interested in where the food they eat comes from, and to follow it on the journey from farm to fork.
The programme is apart of Tesco’s Eat Happy Project which includes farm trips, live video, and hands-on cooking.
Tesco say, “We want the next generation to have a healthier and happier relationship with food. To make this change, we are working to give them the tools they need to live a healthy life and make better decisions about what they put on their plates when they grow up.”
The company say the goal is to take one million primary school children on Farm to Fork Trails. Working closely with Tesco suppliers across the UK, they bring classes to farms, fisheries and factories to show them where a cow is milked, where lettuce grows or how butter is made.
As part of the package pupils are also invited to see behind the scenes at stores such as Tesco Extra Inverurie, where they can see butchers and bakers at work and how the products go from farms to the shelves. Using Google+ Hangouts, the Tesco Online Field Trips bring farms and factories into the classroom, with presentations from food suppliers around the world, from banana growers in Costa Rica to Italian pasta makers, via live video chats.
Schools can find out more about the project by visiting http://www.eathappyproject.com/.