From Field to Plate – where does my dinner come from?

Image credit: Lauren Lambert and Cerys O'Brien

  • Crosspoint, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA

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What's on offer?
Children will watch an animated film about food, eating and place. After that, they'll be invited to respond to a fun task through drawing. At the end of the event, the children will have the opportunity to eat a healthy meal served by Jollof Kitchen.
What's it about?
Access to food – let alone nutritious and healthy food – has become harder. Food poverty is on the rise; in 2019–20 in the UK five million people or 8% of the population lived in food poverty (Gov.UK, 2020), in 2021 the food insecurity increased to 9% (The Food Foundation, 2021).
In the South West, 5–7% of households are food insecure (Gov.UK). Children are particularly affected, lack of access to food results in negative cognitive and physical development. 
We want to know what kids (ages 7–9) think about food. 
  • What is a healthy meal? 
  • Where does food come from?
  • Where is food eaten, and with whom? 
  • How much do we need to eat?
The event will run as a 1.5 hour workshop with invited primary school(s) in Plymouth. Interest from other primary schools from the local area is welcome.
Who's leading the event?
Dr Nikolina Bobic, Lecturer in Architecture, University of Plymouth.
Registration
If you’re a primary school from the local area and wish to attend, please contact events@plymouth.ac.uk
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ANIMATED FILM

From Field to Plate – an animated film for children about food, eating and place.
Credit: Lauren Lambert and Cerys O'Brien.
Please click on the image to view.

 
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