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

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New guide for teachers on food education for children and young people with additional needs

Available now! A new guide to support teachers of pupils with additional needs.

Using school gardens to explore where food comes from

Find out how two schools use their gardens to explore where food comes from.

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    22/06/2021
  • Time
    16:30 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

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Support resources for school growing clubs

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A guide to growing clubs

A guide to support planning and setting up a growing club in your school.

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Growing club case study 1

A case study to support planning a growing club in your school.

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Growing club case study 2

A case study to support planning a growing club in your school.

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Growing club mini poster

A poster to promote a meeting about your school growing club.

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Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education to pupils with additional needs

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Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education to pupils with additional needs

The characteristics of good practice in teaching food to pupils with addition...

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Characteristic 1 - Developing professional competence

A document from the characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 2 - Taking a whole school approach

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 3 - Knowing your pupils

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 4 - Teaching the curriculum

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 5 Developing skills for indpendent living

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 6 - Developing skills for work

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 7 - Running practical food lessons

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 8 - Eastablishing good food hygiene practices

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 9 - Developing practical food skills

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 10 - Exploring where food comes from

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 11 - Healthy eating

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 12 - Making choices

A document from the Characteristics of good practice guide.

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Practical food skills chart

A chart identifying the practical food skills that pupils can acquire, develo...

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