Local Food

Local Food

Target Age: all
Key Learning Goals: Understanding that different foods grow in different seasons, familiarizing children with availability guide and idea of seasonal/local food
Equipment Necessary:  Printed out availability guide or Ipad/tablet
Activity Type: Ongoing Lunch Time Education


Directions

  1. Go through the Foodland Ontario availability guide and read out all the foods that grow locally during the current month. Alternatively, pass around a printed copy and have each student read one fruit/vegetable.
  2. As the students eat, ask them to identify any foods that are growing locally in Ontario in the current month on their plate.
  3. Mark down a point for each local food item we’re serving.
  4. At the end of the week, count up all the points. Did we have local foods every day?