The Start of Our Responsible Food Journey

About this Guide

This Early Level guide will help you to create activities around the wellbeing indicator of Responsible using the Food and Health section of the Health and Wellbeing curriculum.

Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

HWB 0-35a

I explore and discover where foods come from as I choose, prepare and taste different foods.

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To begin to show an understanding of where our food comes from.

Suggested Success Criteria (I Can…)

HWB 0-35a

Describe which foods come from plants and which ones come from animals.

HWB 0-35a

Identify some foods grown and harvested in Scotland at different times of the year.

Suggested Learning Experiences

  • Visit a local farm to find out more about the food that is produced locally.  Click on this link to access the RHET website.
  • Investigate what food products could be found/made on a farm.
  • Draw a very simple plan of farm to plate for some common foods the children will eat eg, milk, eggs.
  • Examine foods which are available in Scotland at different times of the year and make a list.
  • Create a calendar of foods grown and harvested in Scotland at different times of the year.
  • Sort and match foods to different types of shops that they might be bought from or areas in a supermarket.
  • Match a food product to the animal or plant it comes from eg, eggs to chicken.
  • Produce a simple snack using foods grown locally or that are in season, with support.

Suggested Cross-Curricular Links

SOC 0-07a

Look at pictures of the local area or use google maps – can you see what we produce in the fields? Can you find any animals?

SOC 0-20a

Role-play a visit to a farm and what different jobs the farmer has to do every day.

SCN 0-12a

Let nature feed the senses –  follow the link below to hear all the sounds of the farm.

TCH 0-11a

Read the Three Little Pigs story and create a model farmyard with everyday materials.

Suggested Word Bank

  • reduce
  • recycle
  • re-use
  • farming
  • seasons
  • healthy
  • choice
  • local
  • grow
  • natural
  • fresh
  • raw
  • cooked
  • plant
  • animal
  • harvest