What’s For Lunch?

Students will look at energy consumption associated with food production and transportation.

78 Classrooms

Learning Outcomes

  • will understand the concept of food miles and carbon footprints
  • will understand the importance and benefits of local farming


Complete one of the following options. You will only be able to submit work and get credit for one option.

Option 1: Create your own community initiative

Students will research locally produced food and create a recipe or class cookbook using only local ingredients.

Option 2: Calculate the distance travelled by your lunch

Students will determine the origin of items in their lunch and calculate the distance travelled by their meal.


 Please respect all school and governmental guidelines and restrictions surrounding COVID-19. Review the 2022 CEDC COVID-19 policy here. This challenge does NOT require students to participate in an in-person event. 

Classrooms who have completed the challenge

Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 138,460 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 2,653 Hours of no power
take_home 107,182 Items Kept from Landfill