Eating habits from the past to present

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Explore the changes in our eating habits with these culinary-based activities

Since 1948 there has been a revolution in the way we eat, and an investigation will enable the children to understand why these changes have come about, linking to the topics of migration, transport, industry, technology, travel, and home life.

1948 was still a time of post-war rationing, when to throw away left-over food was a crime and cooks were accustomed to making do with what was available. The only takeaway was fish and chips; there were no supermarkets, ethnic restaurants or fast food outlets, and no frozen ready meals.

The real impact for change in the nation’s eating habits came in the 1960s and 70s, when the British began to get a taste for foreign food. Immigrant families arrived in Britain in response to the booming economy and employment opportunities, and British families began to holiday in Europe.

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