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

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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

BNF Healthy Eating Week 2021

Registration is now open for BNF Healthy Eating Week 2021 that will run from 14-18 June 2021. Register now!

Do you produce or use food-based education resources?

Take a look at our Guidelines that support a good practice approach when producing or choosing teaching resources about food.

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Jacket potatoes - a lunch time challenge

A jacket potato can suit everyone's requirements and creating your own filling can be an exciting process. Here's a great lunchtime challenge for s...

Food - a fact of life virtual food skills workshop - Food skills and recipe progression 2

Join Roy and Frances for a practical activity twilight with a focus on food skills and recipe pro...

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    Your kitchen

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Fibre February

Fibre cards

A board game to teach about the amount of fibre in different food.

Recipe modification (bread)

A worksheet that looks at recipe modification.

Recipe modification (Fibre-boosted Bolognese)

A worksheet that looks at recipe modification.

Find your fibre fortune worksheet

A worksheet that looks at fibre.

Find your fibre fortune instruction sheet

An instruction sheet to the 'find your fibre fortune' worksheet.

Fibre swaps poster

A poster looking at fibre.

Fibre factsheet

A factsheet about fibre.

Fibre February teacher's guide

A teacher's guide for the fibre February resources.

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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