Need food packaging from around the world

(29 Posts)
Jellypudmum Fri 23-Aug-13 02:41:41

Am starting a temp maternity cover job in two weeks and have only just been given the medium term plan.

The theme is food for the first half term and the first week involves a lesson where children look at food packaging from around the world! I don't live in the most cosmopolitan place (out in the sticks and even the nearest city is not particularly multi cultural) and have only really managed to find a few Chinese and polish pieces of packaging.

Can anyone please help? Or advise?

Many thanks.

LadyRockingham Fri 23-Aug-13 03:06:46

That sounds like a really hard one. I thought about maybe finding a website with a collection but its not that easy! Otherwise maybe just use google images (eg "classic international food packaging" to find individual images). What is the point if the lesson - what are they looking at the packaging for

Jellypudmum Fri 23-Aug-13 03:57:06

Apparently to show that food cones from many places around the World?

It's not my planning but I've been told to stick to it as its what parallel classes are doing?!blush

Jellypudmum Fri 23-Aug-13 03:57:22

Comes not cones!!

abithormonal Fri 23-Aug-13 04:06:51

Just seen this in active, I wouldn't have seen it otherwise, maybe try the living overseas topic, I can send something from Aus if you pm me.

BeyonceCastle Fri 23-Aug-13 04:10:25

France - babybel wrappers or vache qui rit round box
- orangina bottle

Germany - Kindersurprise wrappers or lindt purchase or Milcha
try Lidl or Aldi?

Switzerland -toblerone (I appear to be obsessed with chocolate, sorry)

America - oreos? Some popcorn brand?

Tinned Corned beef tends to be exported from afar

i don't know the age of your class or how many lessons you see them but it would make sense for you to give them all a map of the world template in class and colour or add symbols key

Which countries export grapes, wine, cheese etc

As a first homework ask them on the first day for the next lesson can they themselves bring in if possible any packaging from a different county or from a tin of fruit etc which says PRODUCT OF SPAIN or what have you.

Alternatively they leg it to the local fruit and veg market or supermarket and write notes or parents do of where different foods come from and report back that way

MooseBeTimeForSnow Fri 23-Aug-13 04:12:10

Hmm. Most of the food here is international or North American generic. You could google Maple Syrup? The process of making it is interesting.

Jellypudmum Fri 23-Aug-13 04:17:10

They're year 1. They have to record in a venn diagram (what exactly I don't know?) and on a World map (small pics into relevant countries).

My supermarket shopping is going to take ages isn't it trying to look at the small print on labels?!! wink

LadyRockingham Fri 23-Aug-13 07:18:17

Maybe look up foods that have 'protected origin' status like "champagne" to get a quick list of what to look out for on the supermarket. This is mainly EU only but it's a start.

Sounds like a really interesting lesson! Quite an expensive shopping list though but I guess you get to eat it all!

mysteryfairy Fri 23-Aug-13 07:27:33

Do ocado deliver to where you live? They have a very comprehensive selection of world foods.

I'd also put a shout out round local friends/relatives as nearly everyone will have something that originates elsewhere and can pass on the packaging - otherwise it could cost you a fortune.

SavoyCabbage Fri 23-Aug-13 07:33:19

Vegemite - Australia

What about fruit and veg?

olivo Fri 23-Aug-13 08:00:16

Could you go on some foreign supermarket sites and print off pictures? This is what I do for MFL lessons on food or clothing topics.

senua Fri 23-Aug-13 08:11:43

Try the shops that specialise in getting the best deals - they often source from weird places. So Aldi, Lidl, Poundsaver, HomeBargains etc

Is this a topic that they cover every year? Is there a stash in the 'resources cupboard'?

OP I'm going to Greece and I'll be back 2 weeks today.

If that isn't too late I can send you something from there if you PM me your address.

senua Fri 23-Aug-13 08:14:39

Akshully ... how useful is my suggestion?sad You will end up with foreign versions of 'our' food so you would have a lesson in globalisation, not diversity!

antimatter Fri 23-Aug-13 08:42:16

I went to flicker and in search
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=shop%20food

you will get various food stalls, it would be nice to find better search term, but from this one you can find food stalls & supermarkets from different countries

also found this
http://www.flickr.com/groups/food_shopping_project/pool/
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Food%20Shopping%20Project
this may be of some help to you

antimatter Fri 23-Aug-13 08:43:53
Moleyjay Fri 23-Aug-13 08:47:42

I remember a while ago there was a link in here to showing what people around the world eat in a week. It was really interesting but can't remember the link maybe somebody else does?! Soooo helpful!!

nextphase Fri 23-Aug-13 08:49:14

Can you go for all UK standard packaging, and where he stuff traditionally comes from - so Pasta, rice, brie etc?
Or pick a food like cheese, and look at the different types that come from different countries?
Cadburys packign is very similar all round the world, so dairy milk looks like dairy milk in Hong Kong and Malaysia, as well as UK.

MidniteScribbler Fri 23-Aug-13 12:06:35

Divide students in to groups and give each a country (draw a flag out of a hat, or glue flags to front of playing cards and get them to pick a card - coud use this as a method of group selection). Get them to research food brands around the world (direct them to online grocery stores in different countries if you need to scaffold). Get them to print pictures and make collages. Cross curriculum priorities with ICT, geography and art.

Leeds2 Fri 23-Aug-13 15:58:51

Oranges and bananas usually have a Spanish or Costa Rican sticker on them, if that helps!

Dancingqueen17 Fri 23-Aug-13 18:30:38

Can you not just ask every child to bring in an item?

MooseBeTimeForSnow Fri 23-Aug-13 21:59:46

What the world eats here

antimatter Fri 23-Aug-13 23:31:23

MooseBeTimeForSnow - that what I was hoping to find and then I ended up on Flicker smile

gallicgirl Fri 23-Aug-13 23:36:41

I might have some American sweets I could off load if you want to pm an address.

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