Girlguiding members go bananas for the Tesco Eat Happy Project

Our Rainbows and Brownies have been taking part in Tesco's Farm to Fork Trails, learning about healthy eating and where their food comes from in order to earn an Eat Happy badge.

Girlguiding Blogger
27 May 2016

Fun and informative

Ann Lorimer enjoyed the experience at Tesco, Lurgan, County Armagh, 'I took my Guide Unit and they loved it. It gave them an opportunity to find out about different foods and also the different parts of the world they come from. I've already taken my unit back to do another night.

'On this occasion they were put into teams and told what to buy for one packed lunch. They then had the opportunity to scan the items through a training till to see who could do it the cheapest. There was plenty of fun with this one.'

Anne Temple's Brownies are now more aware of the hidden sugars in fizzy drinks, 'They learned about different types of sugar and how many sugar cubes are in various foods and drink. For example, there is a shocking seven sugar cubes in one can of coca cola.'

Jackie O'Sullivan, Leader of 1st Chester–le-street (St Mary's and St Cuthbert's) was delighted her 'Girls tasted foods they had never tried before at Chester-le-street Tesco, with one insisting mum buy some of the cheese she had tried before they leave to go home!'

Hands on

Sally Dodsworth's 1st Rainton Gate Brownies 'had a great time on the Farm to Fork Trail at Tesco Durham with our Brownies. We visited the bakery, fish and cheese counters, and the fruit and vegetable aisles - learning where our food comes from. The staff were great with the girls and made learning fun.'

Sarah Mower's 2nd Beccles Brownies LOVED visiting Tesco Beccles to take part in a trail about sustainability:

'We made our own muesli and I'm reliably informed that many of our girls had this for their breakfast the next morning as did us Leaders - it was yummy.

'We also did trail about sustainability where we learned about how cocoa is made and even tasted different types of chocolate. Highly recommended and we all got the new badge, happiness all around.'

How to arrange your own Farm to Fork trail with Tesco

Inspired by these stories of Farm to Fork fun? To find out more and organise a Farm to Fork Trail for your unit, go to your nearest Tesco store and ask to speak to a trail guide about how you can attend and earn your Tesco Farm to Fork badge. The trail can even be used to support the Brownie Cook badge or Rainbow Roundabout Get Healthy.

In the meantime, you can download some of over 1,000 of The Tesco Eat Happy Project's free online resources to help bring learning about food to life.

Visit the Tesco Eat Happy Project website

Learn more about the project and their download resources.