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Max (age 5) and Megan (age 6) explore new foods on a Farm to Fork Trail at Tesco

Max Edgar and Megan Carter-Jones

Aged 5 and 6 from Stella Maris School, Didsbury, Greater Manchester

2 May 2017

The Tesco Eat Happy Project helps primary-age children have a healthier and happier relationship with food.

We run Farm to Fork Trails to help children understand more about the food they eat.

Max Edgar, age 5, visited the East Didsbury Tesco store in Greater Manchester, for a Farm to Fork Trail with his Year 1 class from Stella Maris School.

“I tasted the juice from grapefruit and mango and some Asian pear. It was my first time trying an Asian pear. When you bite them they taste like apples and pears at the same time.

We looked around the store. We went into the bakery and saw a baker. He works all through the night to make bread for shoppers in the morning.

We made dough and put poppy seeds and sesame seeds on it. I put my thumb in the middle of the dough and made a hole. It was cooked in a big oven. When it came back we ate the tasty bread.

I really enjoyed it. I’ve never been to that Tesco before. Mum sometimes does the shopping when I’m at school.

But I have been to a little Tesco and a really big Tesco and a medium Tesco. That’s three Tescos.”

Megan Carter-Jones, age 6, visited the East Didsbury Tesco store in Greater Manchester, for a Farm to Fork trail with her Year 2 class from Stella Maris School.

“We looked around the store and saw the huge freezer and fridge at the back of the store.

We looked at cereal box labels to see how much sugar is in each one, then we made our own muesli. We used dried banana, raisins, apricots, oats and flakes. It was lovely.

It made us all think about what we eat. I really enjoyed tasting the different ingredients – especially the dried banana.

The shop is near to our school so we all walked there. It was very interesting and we felt important with our tabards on walking around the store.

We learned a lot in one day.”

The Tesco Eat Happy Project

  • We offer more than 1000 free resources on our website www.tesco.com/eathappyproject. From videos that explain why fruit is good for us to activity sheets that help teachers prepare math lessons with a healthy eating theme.
  • There’s also how-to videos and recipes to help parents and children cook healthy, tasty meals together.
  • All our trails and downloadable resources are free, and we even help with transport costs.
  • Since the Tesco Eat Happy Project began in 2014, 2 million children have been on a Farm to Fork Trail, which aims to help them to have a healthier and happier relationship with food.

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