Organic baby food
- Carry out a survey of parents with babies to find out what proportion uses organic baby foods. You could ask how often they buy ready-made baby food, whether they make their own, which brands they choose, where they buy them, and why.
- Visit a supermarket and collect information on the different baby food ranges it stocks. How many are organic and how many are non-organic? How do the organic companies make their products stand out on the shelf? How do prices compare?
- Carry out a tasting of an organic baby food, for example a savoury vegetable dish or a fruit dessert. Compare it with its non-organic equivalent in terms of taste, texture, appearance and aroma. Produce a table to show your results and explain your overall conclusions in one or two sentences.
- Design an identity for a new range of organic baby food. Think about a brand name, logo, use of colour and imagery. Your aim is to achieve maximum impact on the crowded supermarket shelf.
- Design and make a batch of baby food using organic ingredients. Produce a table showing the source of each ingredient. Produce a flowchart to show the production process for making the baby food, including any safety, hygiene and quality checks. You might find it helpful to look on the Baby Organix website (www.babyorganix.co.uk), where you will find recipes for some of the Baby Organix ready-made products.