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Topic: Food

Learning Outcomes

Children should gain and understanding of:

  • food miles
  • jobs created from food
  • environmental impact of food travel and consumption
  • reduction of food miles by shopping locally
  • cost for food v cost paid to producer/workers etc



  • Open a discussion about food consumed/purchased within the class
  • Gauge the level of knowledge of food travel/process of food growth/where our food comes from
  • Yes/no/unsure of foods- are they grown in Ireland


Children should select a food item imported from abroad researching:

  • growth process (time, care etc required)
  • Harvesting
  • Packing
  • Shipping
  • Delivery to shop
  • Unpacking and displaying



Feedback back by groups to the class on various food item research

Follow up with asking a local food producer to speak to the class regarding local food production vs importing of food.




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