Seven years of Field to Fork tours

Natures Way Foods helping children understand the importance of healthy eating

Back in June 2008 we decided that we wanted to play a role in helping children understand where their food comes from and the importance of healthy eating.

Fast forward to 2015 and we’re celebrating seven years of our educational Field to Fork tours, having welcomed over 700 local schoolchildren through our doors in that time to learn how their food gets onto their plate.

Our business revolves around fresh and healthy packaged produce and meal options, and as an ambassador of Tesco’s Eat Happy Project, we want to play our part in children’s education of healthy eating by putting the context behind it for them.

We built our Field to Fork tours in conjunction with educational experts and factored in some hand-on activities to offer something enjoyable and educational. Children spend half a day with us discovering how salad is grown, taking a field tour with one of our product experts and then spending a session in our unique innovation kitchen, making up their own bowl of salad to take home where under the guidance of our Development Chef Simon. The golden rule is: if you don’t try it you can’t put it in your bowl…

Field to Fork tour attendees

"My highlight of the day was trying salad because I’m not really a salad guy, but guess what – it turns out I quite like some bits!”

One of our recent attendees

At the end of the visit the children receive a 'goody bag' to take home, which includes recipe cards, a bug identification leaflet with magnifying card and watercress seeds to grow at home.

One of our Field to Fork tour attendees

“All I think you can improve is the smell [of the field]; anything else is perfect.”

One of our recent attendees

And that’s enough for us. Visit our Field to Fork page to find out more, or take a look at our interactive Field to Fork website.