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Description

Each Guide Brings a tin of food can be sweet or savory. All labels are removed and then given out randomly. Guides then open the tins and make up some kind of meal using the ingredients given.

Resources

Cooking Stove and oven, matches, mixing bowls, wooden spoons, Saucepans/frying pans, plates and bowls to serve.

Instructions

1. Design a poster or set of postcards, or make up a short mime or drama, to show how accidents can happen in the kitchen and/or the importance of good hygiene. - this can also be done in advance as homework by the guides or on the night if you have time

2. Explain what you understand by the term ‘healthy eating’. Draw up a week’s healthy eating menu for your family. Show it as a wall chart or similar, and highlight the number of portions from each food group. Ask the guides to do this as homework in advance of the evening

3. Find out about particular diets that people might follow for health reasons. Cook a dish that is suitable for one of the following diets: diabetic, gluten free, low fat, lactose free. - These can be bought in by leaders and cook and discuss it with the whole unit or in Patrols

MAIN ACTIVITY - Get Each Guide Brings a tin of food can be sweet or savory. All labels are removed by leaders and then given back out to the guides in groups/patrols randomly. Guides then open the tins and make up some kind of meal using the ingredients given. They need to name their dish, explain the ingredients and then everyone has a taster session.

The leaders can provide additional food items like decorations, herbs or sauces to help things along.

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