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

This publication exemplifies the characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education in primary schools.

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

This guide sets out a series of characteristics of good practice in regard to teaching food in UK primary schools. The characteristics were determined via consensus building exercises with primary school practitioners and initial teacher training providers across the UK. They can be adopted as part of a good practice approach by all those that teach food in primary schools.   

This guide aims to: 

  • define the key characteristics of good practice that are specific to teaching food; 
  • exemplify these characteristics of good practice in UK primary schools; 
  • identify exemplary practice and the school staff who could take responsibility for leading or enabling the practice, e.g. Governor, Head teacher, Senior Leadership Team; Curriculum lead/co-coordinator, or Class teacher; 
  • highlight the key features of achieving these characteristics, showing how these can be put into practice, with teacher case studies and suggestions of how to develop these for the future; 
  • support primary school teachers, especially those who are newly qualified; 
  • enable practising teachers to audit their own practice to plan and implement personal and professional development goals. 

To access the FREE online course Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition (primary) go to the bottom of the page.

Main guide

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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 in primary schools.

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Individual characteristics

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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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Audit documents

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Characteristic 1 - Developing professional competence audit sheet

An audit document on developing professional competence.

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Characteristic 2 - Taking a whole school approach audit sheet

An audit document on taking a whole school approach.

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Characteristic 3 - Teaching the curriculum audit sheet

An audit document on teaching the curriculum.

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Characteristic 4 - Running practical food lessons audit sheet

An audit document on running practical food lessons.

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Characteristic 5 - Establishing good food hygeine and safety practices audit sheet

An audit document on establishing good food hygeine and safety practices.

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Characteristic 6 - Developing food skills audit sheet

An audit document on developing food skills.

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Characteristic 7 - Exploring where food comes from audit sheet

An audit document on exploring where food comes from.

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Characteristic 8 - Applying healthy eating audit sheet

An audit document on applying healthy eating.

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Characteristic 9 - Making informed choices audit sheet

An audit document on making informed choices.

Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition (primary) online training course

Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition (primary)

This course has been specifically created for practising, newly qualified and trainee primary tea...

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    Online course

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