Activity Card 8
Supermarket Game

Next time you go shopping for food with your family look at the labels on each of the items listed below to see where they have come from.

Name of Shop : .............................................................

Item Country of Origin
(Where it was grown)


Apple


.................................................
Strawberry .................................................
Blackberry .................................................
Green Bean .................................................
Peas .................................................
Carrot .................................................
Spinach .................................................
Tomato .................................................

Teacher's Explanation

If this activity is given as a simple piece of homework before the classroom session, the class (or the four groups) can work through the topic of ‘food miles' – how far food has travelled from around the world to be in our supermarkets and the environmental damage this causes. You will be able to draw on the issues covered in Activity Cards 6 & 7 which are designed to make the class aware that a lot of this food can be grown in this country where it will taste better and be less damaging to the environment.

There are some great classroom resources available that cover this topic in detail. See the section on Food and the Environment in the Further Resources Section of this site.

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