Eat, Taste and Grow

Eat, Taste and Grow aims to increase awareness among primary school children in Northern Ireland of the origins of their food and local produce, and the role this plays in healthy eating. The resource was developed in collaboration between safefood and The Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.

Image of the Eat Taste and Grow ResourceThis exciting, fun and interactive CD-ROM encourages children to explore how our food is produced, what a healthy diet consists of, and how food provides energy for being active.

The resource consists of Teacher's Notes, a CD-ROM for use on whiteboard, posters and homework worksheets and can be used throughout primary level and has been developed to facilitate a connected learning approach.

To assist in the teaching of the programme across the primary school curriculum the resource has been split into 3 age groups: Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Each stage contains two sections: ‘How Food is Produced’ and ‘Healthy Eating and Being Active’.

The resource is brought to life by four characters Jo, Flick, Jay and Mac who have very different personalities and convey different messages about healthy eating and physical activity.

The resource provides important and relevant contexts for the development of Skills and Personal Capabilities in line with the Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum, including:

  • screenshot of the resourceManaging information
  • Working with others
  • Thinking, problem solving and decision-making
  • Self management
  • Being creative

The topics covered in the resource are: 

  • Where does our food come from?
  • Who produces our food?
  • How food grows
  • How food is produced and preserved
  • Healthy eating
  • Boosting breakfast
  • Dancethon (Key Stage 1 & 2 only) and
  • Skatethon

Access the Eat, Taste and Grow resource.

After completing the lessons, children can still access some of the games:

Trolley Stuffer Game | Lunchbox Game | Activity Diary Game | Food Diary Game