Free resources for teaching young people aged 3-16 years about where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating.

Welcome to the Food - a fact of life (FFL) website. FFL is a comprehensive, progressive education programme which communicates up-to-date, evidence-based, consistent and accurate messages around ‘food’ to all those involved in education. You can keep up to date by signing up for our newsletter (below) or following us on Twitter @Foodafactoflife

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Inspiring careers in food

Do your students have a clear idea about their career journey and what they would like to do in the future? Our new career poster and supporting ca...

Childhood obesity: How much is food education in schools part of the solution? (Scotland)

Join us for this regional conference tackling the importance of childhood obesity and food educat...

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    Online conference

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New resources - careers in food

Careers in food poster

A classroom poster to showcase the variety of career opportunities available...

Executive Chef

Dennis Mwakulua, Lexington Catering

Head Stockman

Phil Gordon-Jones, Daylesford Organic Farms Ltd

Company Nutritionist

Nilani Sritharan, Sainsbury's Ltd.

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Food in primary schools

Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education in primary schools - just published!

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Guidelines for school education resources about food

The importance of food education in our schools continues to be part of the solution to ensure that pupils learn how to make healthy food choices now and in the future. This forms part of the strategy to tackle childhood obesity in the UK ...

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