DIY Food and Mood display or stall
This page gives you suggestions for putting on a Food and Mood display or stall, including ways to encourage interaction with the public.
If you have held a Food and Mood event and would like to add your ideas to this list then we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us.
Display a set of 10 colourful A3 posters or A6 postcards featuring information on dietary self-help for mental and emotional health. Click on each image for a closer look, or see Try this posters and Try this postcards.
Draw a brick wall on a large sheet of paper and ask people to add to it their 'blocks to healthier eating'. Each person can write their 'block' onto a sheet from a self-stick note pad (one idea per note) and then stick it onto the wall. Have a similar arrangement for 'tips for better eating' on another sheet of paper. Draw a tree and use green self-stick notes for people to write their tips on, and then stick onto the tree as leaves
Or you can buy a ready-made set consisting of two A2 posters (brick wall and solutions tree) together with selfstick note pads. Sold unlaminated or laminated for re-use. Click on the images to see more detail.
TO BUY READY-MADE POSTERS
|Wall & Tree A2 poster set with self-stick note pads - unlaminated: £9.99|
|Wall & Tree A2 poster set with self-stick note pads - laminated: £19.99|
Good Mood / Bad Mood Food survey
Use two large sheets of paper, draw at the top of one a large ‘smiley’ and on the other a ‘bad mood smiley’. Ask people to list on separate yellow and blue coloured self-stick notes examples of foods that make them feel good and those they associated with feeling bad. They could also add their name to each self-stick note, if they wanted to. The self-stick notes are then stuck to the appropriate sheet, perhaps grouping together those that are similar, rather like a bar chart in a survey.
Food tasting & voting
Local health food shops and organic food suppliers could be approached to donate fruit and veg, caffeine-free, low sugar, additive-free, wheat or dairy-free foods and drinks to sample. People could record their verdict by placing a traffic-light coloured sticker (red sticker = dislike, orange = undecided, green = like) against each item on a voting chart that lists the food/drink being tested.
Guess the cost of the Mind Meal ingredients
Display a shopping basket containing the ingredients of the Mind Meal and ask people to guess the total cost. Names and contact details together with guesses are listed on a sheet. At the agreed time, the person with the closest guess to the real cost wins. Closest guess to the real cost wins the contents of the basket.
Good Mood Food Raffle
A good mood food raffle could contain:
- ingredients for the Mind Meal
- signed copy of the Food and Mood Handbook
- The Food and Mood poster
- a boxed set of try this postcards
- health food shop voucher
- healthy wholefood/organic restaurant voucher
If you have funding you could give away the following low-cost items:
- Mind Meal postcards
- Good Mood Festive Food postcards
- Try this postcards
Items for sale
The following items are suitable for a food and mood stall for the general public:
- signed copies of the Food and Mood Handbook
- The Food and Mood poster
- boxed sets or loose Try this postcards
- Mind guide to Food and Mood
- The Food and Mood Poem booklet
- Food and Mood action plan dialler
Not found what you're looking for?
If there are any items you would like to see available to buy for a Food and Mood stall we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us.