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

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Remote learning update - 5 Jan '21

Support pupils learning from home and get some great ideas for work, activities and games to set pupils with our remote learning area!

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Remote learning resources to the rescue!

For teachers, pupils and parents/carers, a return to remote learning at the start of 2021 brings with it plenty of challenges! If you are looking f...

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

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

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    30/01/2021
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    09:00 Start
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Remote learning support

Here are just a few examples of resources to support pupils learning from home. For more, go to 3-5 Years, 5-7 Years, 7-11 Years, 11-14 Years and 14-16 Years.  There are also nearly 600 activities and ideas for home learning in the remote learning area

5 - 7 YR
Food route charts

A selection of charts and a certificate.

7 - 11 YR
Food route charts

The Food route activity charts and certificate.

11 - 14 YR
Diet and health journal

A journal to record work on diet and health.

11 - 14 YR
Cooking journal

A journal to record work on cooking.

14 - 16 YR
Diet and health journal

A journal to record work on diet and health.

14 - 16 YR
Cooking journal

A journal to record work on cooking.

5 - 7 YR
Plant and animal pictures worksheet

A worksheet with a selection of food from both plant and animal sources.

11 - 14 YR
The grain chain game

Presentation with questions about the different types of grain and foods that...

3 - 5 YR
Kitchen equipment jigsaws

A set of three part jigsaws of kitchen equipment.

14 - 16 YR
Recipe flow map worksheet

A worksheet looking at time planning.

7 - 11 YR
Food and drink diary

A food and drink diary for two days.

11 - 14 YR
5 A DAY quiz

A quiz about fruit and vegetables.

Characteristics of good practice when teaching food and nutrition in primary

Take a look at the nine characteristics of good practice when teaching food and nutrition in primary schools. You can view the full document or each Characteristic individually.

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Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education in primary schools

The Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education...

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Characteristic 1 - Developing professional competence

A document from the Characteristics of good practice Primary document.

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Characteristic 2 - Taking a whole school approach

A document from the Characteristics of good practice Primary document.

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Characteristic 3 - Teaching the curriculum

A document from the Characteristics of good practice Primary document.

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Characteristic 4 - Running practical food lessons

A document from the Characteristics of good practice Primary document.

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Characteristic 5 - Establishing good food hygeine and safety practices

A document from the Characteristics of good practice Primary document.

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Characteristic 6 - Developing food skills

A document from the Characteristics of good practice Primary document.

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Characteristic 7 - Exploring where food comes from

A document from the Characteristics of good practice Primary document.

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Characteristic 8 - Applying healthy eating

A document from the Characteristics of good practice Primary document.

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Characteristic 9 - Making informed choices

A document from the Characteristics of good practice Primary document.

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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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