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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Celebrate harvest festival with our new activity pack!

To celebrate harvest festival, and to support teaching within schools, we have released a new harvest activity pack for primary and secondary pupils.

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...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    28/11/2020
  • Time
    09:00 Start
  • Where
    Online conference

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New - Knowledge organisers

A new series of FFL Knowledge organisers for pupils aged 5 to 14 years - see each age phase for more!

5 - 7 YR
Healthy eating KO 5-7

A Knowledge organiser providing key facts around healthy eating and physical...

5 - 7 YR
Food for life KO 5-7

A Knowledge organiser providing key facts around food for life.

7 - 11 YR
Healthy eating and activity KO 7-11

A knowledge organiser providing key facts around healthy eating and activity.

7 - 11 YR
Energy, nutrients and digestion KO 7-11

A knowledge organiser providing key facts around energy, nutrients and digest...

11 - 14 YR
Eatwell Guide KO 11-14

A Knowledge organiser providing key facts around the Eatwell Guide.

11 - 14 YR
Energy, nutrients and digestion KO 11-14

A Knowledge organiser providing key facts around energy, nutrients and digest...

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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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Let's learn more about cooking!

Start the journey with our 5-7 years materials!

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