About The Tesco Eat Happy Project
We want the next generation to have a healthier and happier relationship with food. To make this change, we are working to give them the tools they need to make better decisions about what they put on their plates when they grow up.
Let’s teach our children to Eat Happy.
Farm to Fork Trails
Farm to Fork Trails provide the opportunity for primary school children to visit one of our stores or suppliers to gain hands-on experience to learn about where their food comes from.
We have already taken more than 1.2 million primary school children (and counting!) on a free Farm to Fork Trail. It's really easy to sign up – and we can even help you with travel costs or come and visit you at your school.
We offer a variety of different trails, including Healthy Eating and Sustainability, as well as special seasonal trails throughout the year.
We’ve also partnered with both The Scout Association and Girlguiding to provide tailored Farm to Fork Trails for members. Cub Scouts and Beaver Scouts, Rainbows and Brownies get the chance to exercise their sense of adventure and try lots of new food-related things – even learning how to gut a fish! Children who go on these trails also have the chance to earn a Farm to Fork badge.
Our Live Q&A sessions allow school children to meet up with one of our suppliers without leaving the classroom. Using Skype, children can ask suppliers questions and learn more about where the food they eat comes from. Up to two classrooms can take part at once, meaning children will also get the opportunity to share learnings with other schools in different parts of the country.
To help children expand their Farm to Fork knowledge even further, many of our stores across the UK are running free cooking courses in partnership with the Children’s Food Trust. The courses aim to give children the skills and passion to cook and eat healthily.
Suitable for absolute beginners as well as confident little chefs, the courses run for an hour and a half once a week for four consecutive weeks. There are different classes available after school and on Saturdays for 5-7 year-olds and 8-11 year-olds.
What’s more, they’re completely free! We provide all the ingredients and send children home with an apron, a goodie bag and healthy recipes to help them carry on their culinary journey.
More stores are always getting involved – find out when a course will be running near you.
Working with teachers, we’ve created a huge library of lesson plans, activities, classroom ideas and videos, all aligned to the curriculum and organised by age group.
You can use our Resource Hub to search by specific subject or activity type, or explore our curated topics, which pair dedicated in-store trails with complementary classroom activities and videos.