Food is sourced, processed and sold in different ways.
Our food has to be grown, reared or caught. The food is then processed in different ways. Finally, the food is sold to the public through a range of different methods, such as farm shops/markets, supermarkets, butchers/delicatessens, online retailers, restaurants and cafes. Some people grow food at home or at allotments.
Pupils should be able to identify the different ways in which a range of food is sourced, processed and sold.
This area covers:
For further information and resources to support teaching and learning about growing, rearing and catching food, go to the Food commodities area.
A presentation about how food is grown, reared or caught.
A worksheet looking at a food commodity and how it is produced.
A worksheet looking at the origin of ingredients.
A presentation exploring farming food.
A presentation looking at growing food.
For further information and resources to support teaching and learning about methods of food production, go to the Food commodities area.
A worksheet looking at production and processing of food.
A presentation exploring food production and processing.
A worksheet looking at how food is processed.
Food processing cards.
A recipe for making Curd cheese.
The number of meals eaten outside of the home has increased significantly over recent years. An awareness of the nutritional content of foods purchased and eaten out of home is important to reduce the risk of obesity. Task the pupils to research what sort of information is available to consumers. They could use the internet or visit local supermarkets, coffee shops or restaurants and compare the information found on packaging and menus. A number of retail and food outlets are signed up to a charter to improve the information available. Why not use the Out of home presentation to support this task?
A presentation looking at social and technological changes in food production...
A worksheet looking at the food during the second World War.
A presentation about food purchased out of the home.
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