We worked in small tuakana teina groups where older students supported younger students and everyone got their say. We passed packets around and really had to search for the information we wanted.
At the end of our first sessions we began to place the packets around our maps of the world and of New Zealand. What we found to start with was that MOST of our fresher foods such as fruit and vegetables came from closer to home than foods that had been packaged. They were also labelled more accurately and some were even labelled with the specific place that the item was grown.
Questions for the manufacturers.
How did you make this food?
What does 'local and imported ingredients' mean?
Who grew this?
When did this arrive in New Zealand?
How do you get your ingredients here?
Where do you grow your wheat?
Why do you need to import ingredients?
Questions for our parents.
Why did you choose to buy this?
Does knowing where something comes from change whether you buy it or not?
Why do we get bananas from overseas when I know that Grandma and Granddad grow them?
We would love to hear your answers, why not add a comment to the blog?
Room 2 students are this week trying to answer the questions of HOW our food gets to us. Our home learning sheets reflect this and the students are excited about chatting to people at home about how their food gets to their plate.
I am looking forward to seeing the posters that you create and hearing about the conversations that you are having around your dinner table.