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Where Does Your Food Come From? – An Iceworld Activity

Over Farm produce: The vegetables and fruits even have their "Food Miles" on display for the discerning shopper. By Jonathan Billinger [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsThis activity looks at the food we eat and where it comes from (AKA its food miles). There are two parts to the activity:

  • Part 1: Individual work – keeping a food diary looking at the raw ingredients in meals eaten at home and where they have come from.
  • Part 2: Bringing it all together – making a class wall chart collating the results and highlighting the proportions of food that come from the UK and abroad.

This provides a basis for looking at how much energy goes into getting our food from A to B, and exploring how this might be reduced by eating local, seasonal produce.


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