How Did That Get in my Lunchbox? The Story of Food

How Did That Get in my Lunchbox? The Story of Food
Written by Chris Butterworth, illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti

One of the best parts of a young child’s day is opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did that delicious food get there? From planting wheat to mixing dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods.

Primary Source Pairing:
Food comes from all over the world so we can have a delicious and healthy lunch. The collection of images of lunches from different countries came from a Huffington Post article. For this primary source pairing, the images have been added to a collage. The images can be used as a set, or individual lunch images can be viewed within the article.

Questions for Discussion:

  • What do you see first when you look at the collection of images?
  • What do you notice about the lunches from other countries?
  • How are these lunches the same or different from the lunches you eat?


Book Cover and Summary: Follett
Lunch images: Huffington Post (collage created by JMarek)