Slow Food Kids
Have you ever looked, touched, tasted, sniffed and listened to your food really closely?
When we enjoy food, we use all 5 of our senses!
While a third of 11-year-old children in England are categorised as overweight or obese, Slow Food UK believes a significant way to constructively address these societal issues is through education and positive engagement with healthy, nutritious food. This is why we have created Slow Food UK’s Taste Adventure, which encourages children to think about food and why it is important to diversify their diet.
The Taste Adventure encourages children aged 4 to 12 to experience food in an entirely new way, through each of their five senses: Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Touching and Tasting.
The activity is run by local groups, and the educational kit can also be made readily available to anyone, so that Taste Adventures can be run by volunteers at festivals, schools and even markets.
The Taste Adventure inspires children to be curious about food, try new things and learn more about where their foods come from. Demonstrating that food can be fun, exciting and enjoyable is an important step in encouraging children to take an interest in what they eat.
Click here to have a go at the online activity!
In 2011, nearly 40 Slow Food Kids events were run across the UK, enjoyed by more than 13,000 children, from London to Edinburgh, from Belfast to Ipswich, including at some high profile events such as Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival, the Royal Highland Show, Alex James presents Harvest and the Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland.
In 2012, more than 2500 children enjoyed Slow Food Kids. Several festivals hosted the activity:
- the West Norwood Slow Food Festival in London
- the Spring Fling event in Norwich
- the Balmoral Show in Belfast
- the Big Tent Festival in Falkland
- The Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival, at Alex James’ farm near Kingham, Oxfordshire
If you want to bring Slow Food Kids to your local event please click here to fill out the on-line order form, and a member of our education team will contact you shortly about availability and pricing.
For any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 099 1132.