Incredible Edibles is a healthy eating initiative for Primary School pupils. It encourages schools across the country to get busy growing carrots, lettuce, potatoes, strawberries, turnips and herbs. Schools are supplied with grow packs containing everything they need to grow a veritable feast of healthy foods!
On this site you can download curriculum linked activity sheets, log book, a growing planner and you will also find growing videos to help you get set up. Everything that's needed to learn about where food comes from and the importance of fruit, vegetables and potatoes is also available to download.
A big well done to all of our 29,500 2020 participants, both in school and at home! Here's a look at what they got up to by participating in the project!
Meet the Incredible Edibles Team:
Incredible Edibles School of the Week!
School:Loughfouder NS, Knocknagoshel, Tralee County:Co. Kerry. Teacher:Ms. Elizabeth Lane and Emer O'Shea Class Level: The whole school! Description: The 33 pupils (and their 2 teachers!) at Loughfouder N.S. have really knocked it out of the park this year. They are currently partaking in the Incredible Edibles programme, have contributed our Keep Well campaign AND even wrote a diary on their Task 4: Preparing/Cooking experiences!
From learning about food origin, via online classes when schools were closed, to Keeping Well by Keeping Active, Being creative and Eating Well, they've been superstar participants!
You can read all about their task 4 experience here
"We have been talking about the origins of food, how most of our foods come from the farm and which foods that we eat are processed or unprocessed foods. The children looked at the Food Origins Presentation. They collected processed and unprocessed foods that they found in their kitchen and took a photo of them. We also discussed the Food Pyramid and identified foods that are needed for a healthy lifestyle. They drew their own pyramid and wrote about the foods on it". Great work guys! Obair Iontach!
Healthy Eating week will take place May 10th - May 16th 2021 and relates to Task 5 in the logbook. As part of this week, students should record their daily intake of potatoes, fruits and vegetables to complete this task. Click the button below to access the Incredible Edibles Healthy Eating Diary, which you can print off for your students.