Responsible consumption of food 2

(Edition: Responsible Consumption, workshop 3/4)  

Main objectives:

Identifying global interdependencies related to responsible consumption of food and motivating participants to change consumer habits.

During the workshops participants will (depending on the tasks they fulfill during the game):




Pens, paper (preferably recycled / reusable), a large world map, crayons, markers, projector, computer and speakers, envelopes (one for each task).

To print:

If you choose the option of organizing a “treasure hunt” (described below), before the meeting you need to hide the envelopes with tasks and take photos of the places where they are hidden to share with participants (for example via facebook or whatsapp group).


1. Warm up (5 min)

Ask each participant to say his/her name and one thing they really like to eat. You can do it starting from yourself and asking the person on the left to continue or take a ball and by throwing the ball to one person choosing who is speaking next. Once the speaker finishes, he or she throws the ball to the next person (this method makes participants more attentive, as they have to remember who hasn’t spoken yet).

2. Speaking and reading: Food game (55 min)

Create small teams of 4-5 people. You can do it by a quick “atoms” game: people walk around the room, from time to time you give a number and they have to gather in the group of this exact number of people. For example, they walk around the room in a random way and you say: two! They have to find a person to form a pair as fast as possible. Then, they split and start to walk again and you say: six! And they have to find 5 other people to create a group. After a few rounds give the number you want to have in each team for the game, for example: four!

Once the teams are formed, explain the rules of the game. There are envelopes with tasks in the middle of the room. Each envelope has the name of a given task written on it. To start, each team approaches and chooses the task they want to fulfill first. Then, they open the envelope, read the task and fulfill it, writing the answer on a separate piece of paper (it is important that no team writes down the answers on the task paper, because other team will go through the same task later). When the team is done with the task, they put the envelope back in the middle and take the next one. All teams work in parallel on the tasks of their choice. The time and number of tasks should be adjusted to the size and commitment of the group, there should be at least 8 tasks, and the time to complete them should not be less than 50 minutes. While the teams fulfill the task, be available and approach them from time to time to see if the tasks are understandable for them. The texts of suggested tasks with the relative answers and comments are included in Appendix 1. When preparing the game, print only the content of the tasks and attachments, leave answers and comments for yourself. 

If you have the conditions, you can also organize this game in the form of a treasure hunt, hiding envelopes outside and sharing with participants photos of the places where the envelopes are hidden. In this case they read the task and put the envelope back where it was. This version is usually more funny, so if conditions and weather allow, we would definitely recommend it. 

3. Speaking and listening: summarizing the game (45 min)

Summarizing the game, go through the task one by one listening to the answers of each team. Correct the answer and give additional information, showing also photos, movies, etc, according to the suggestions pointed out under each task in Appendix 1. It’s important to summarize it in a vivid and interactive way, so that it’s interesting for participants. Explain also any word in English which may be difficult for them. Stay longer with questions which seem to be interesting for participants, go faster through those which people are not interested in or they had a full and correct answer. The answers contain a lot of information – you don’t have to share them all. Mix also answers which include videos or interactive elements with those which require only talking. Show on the projector photos of plants you are speaking about, use the map to show countries mentioned in the discussion.

4. Summary (15 min)

Ask each participant to share what they learned today, what was the most important part and what they would change. You can go around or use the ball, as at the beginning of the workshop. At the end, invite participants to fill the evaluation form.

After the workshop you can share with participants the glossary (Appendix 2). For additional materials – check and share links from Appendix 1. 

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