Food a Fact of Life – Education News
Online training – Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education (secondary)
Our new course aims to help teachers become even better food teachers. One teacher who completed the course said, “I have come away with not only inspiration to be a better teacher but a checklist of things we need to implement in our department as well as a reminder of the wealth of resources on FFL – it’s totally worth the time!”. To sign-up and secure your free training place, click here.
FFL National food and nutrition conference – 1 February 2020, London
Join us at our annual conference for keynotes on health, cooking and the environment. There will also be presentations on wheat and dairy – ideal for both primary and secondary teaching and learning, and a secondary session on boosting pupil performance. Tickets are available now at the greatly subsidised price of £20. For more information and to book.
New parental engagement resources
A new set of parental engagement resources have been launched to help schools support parents and carers with promoting healthy lifestyles at home. The resources include information, activities and workshop ideas for breakfast, healthy lunchboxes, eat well, healthy hydration, activity and sleep. To view these resources, click here.
Resource spotlight: Food science investigations and activities
This month’s latest resources are our new food functions investigations. These are a series of resources that enable pupils to investigate and compare the ingredients and methods for making a variety of dishes. Teacher and pupil instructions, recipes and evaluation charts are included for each investigation. To explore these resources and the rest of our food science area.
Eat Like A Champ
ELAC offers free healthy eating lesson plans and resources for pupils aged 9-10 years (Year 5, Primary 6 or P6) across the UK. Those who sign up get free access to the Eat like A Champ digital toolkit that includes lesson plans, posters and activity cards. For more information, and to sign up,
Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP)
GYOP is a free, hands-on growing project teaching pupils aged 5-11 years all about potatoes: how they grow, where they come from and how they can fit into a healthy balanced diet. Schools that sign up before Friday 24 January 2020 receive a free growing box, containing everything they need to grow two crops of potatoes.
For more information, or to register, click here.Learn with stories
Learn with stories, for pupils aged 5 to 11 years, follow four ‘food investigators’ as they explore healthy eating, cooking and where food comes from. Each resource pack comprises a story presentation and a series of worksheets that support cross-curricular and inter-disciplinary learning around literacy and numeracy.
To view the resources, click here.
Nutritional analysis – Explore Food
Explore Food is a free nutritional analysis tool that enables pupils to analyse a recipe or a day’s food intake. It also comes with a range of worksheets, including recipes, diets and case studies, to support the learning. To use Explore Food and the accompanying resources, click here.
Our Guidelines for producers and users of school education resources about food set out a series of voluntary guidelines which can be adopted as part of a good practice approach by those that produce education resources for schools about food. Teachers may find these useful when creating their own resources, or to use as a checklist when selecting resources. For more information and to view the guidelines, click here.