Kids find out where their food comes from at Farnworth supermarket

Jordan Molyneux, aged eight, gets close up to a fish with Tesco Fishmonger Kev Barnes

Nyah Morgan, aged seven, and Aimee Anderton, aged eight, with a big cheese

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , education reporter

YOUNG shoppers had plenty of food for thought when they dropped in at their local supermarket.

For rather than filling the trolley with items from the shelves, youngsters found out where their food comes from as well as learning that there was more to fruit than apples and pears — and that veg is not just brussels sprouts.

Pupils from St Peter’s CE Primary School in Farnworth took part in the Tesco Eat Happy Project’s the Farm to Fork programme to enthuse children about food to promote healthy eating.

They found themselves enjoying a tour of the Farnworth store and saw what happens behind the scenes.

Dave Eglinton, community champion at Tesco Farnworth, said: “The children are so excited when they come into store to take part.

“It is aimed at primary school children to educate them about where their food comes from, the different food groups, such as the different types of fish, bread and vegetables available. They get to handle and taste different foods.”

Year Three eco-teacher Kath Bailey said: “Three classes have taken part in the Farm to Fork workshops so far, with the possibility of more Key Stage One classes getting involved.

“The children in Year Three thoroughly enjoyed the tour, particularly visiting the warehouse, as this is an area of the store which they had never seen before.

“Some of the children tried pepper bread and prawns for the very first time. They also saw where all the recycling materials are stored, ready for collection.

“The workshop was extremely enjoyable, and the children were all given a goodie bag to take home. We were also given melons and pineapples to take back to school, which we ate later that afternoon.”

The visits are free and schools interested in taking part can leave a message with customer services at the store or visit eathappyproject.com

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10:24am Wed 28 May 14

stereo_world says...

Do the guys at BN HQ just have a big wall of headline related puns in their office? I imagine it's stained yellow with rotting blu-tac holding it up.
Do the guys at BN HQ just have a big wall of headline related puns in their office? I imagine it's stained yellow with rotting blu-tac holding it up. stereo_world
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5:20pm Wed 28 May 14

cosmicma says...

amazing!!
even the supermarket doesn't know where their food comes from half the time ( horse burger any one )
amazing!! even the supermarket doesn't know where their food comes from half the time ( horse burger any one ) cosmicma
  • Score: 3

10:55pm Wed 28 May 14

I, Ludicrous says...

So now these children know all about steroid and water enhanced meat then?! That's good!
So now these children know all about steroid and water enhanced meat then?! That's good! I, Ludicrous
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9:31pm Fri 30 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

Yet another marketing ploy.
We'll be having supermarkets sponsoring schools next!
We already have pharmacies doing it.
Downright immoral.
Leave our kids alone.
Yet another marketing ploy. We'll be having supermarkets sponsoring schools next! We already have pharmacies doing it. Downright immoral. Leave our kids alone. Puffin-Billy
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12:33pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Farnworth Lady says...

I am aware of this story!!
I was shopping before going to work, I turned by The Fish Counter, and a gaggle of un-interested Primary School kids were been told where Milk comes from.
Which ironically, was the display they were blocking, depriving me of my 2lts of Cravendale.

Milk comes from Cows children.........and now walk this way to the Horse Meat Section.

Just what you need when you are shopping on a time limit.
I am aware of this story!! I was shopping before going to work, I turned by The Fish Counter, and a gaggle of un-interested Primary School kids were been told where Milk comes from. Which ironically, was the display they were blocking, depriving me of my 2lts of Cravendale. Milk comes from Cows children.........and now walk this way to the Horse Meat Section. Just what you need when you are shopping on a time limit. Farnworth Lady
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