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Video: Where does food come from?

Video: Where does food come from?

A primary school class investigate the topic of where food comes from. They begin by looking at The eatwell plate, discuss their favourite foods and decide whether a range of foods come from plants or animals. The children visit a local dairy farm to find out more about the food that is produced locally.
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Video: The food investigators

Video: The food investigators

This 21 minute video follows four primary school children, The food investigators, as they find out about food. They visit their local town, a supermarket, a restaurant and a farm. The following areas are touched upon during the video: food labels, energy and nutrients (from a variety of foods), how raw ingredients can become dishes and meals, cleanliness in food preparation, eating out, food to celebrate special occasions and religious events, how farming started, farming tools and processes. This video was produced in 1993 and some elements are dated. However, the video provides an interesting exploration of food from a primary school child’s viewpoint and contains many useful teaching points.
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Video: The exciting guests

Video: The exciting guests

The four children welcome students from China to their school and explore cheese-making and Chinese cuisine. This is one of six stories which forms a new resource to support cross-curricular/inter-disciplinary learning for primary schools in the UK. Teachers’ notes, worksheets and interactive whiteboard activities are also available to support the story. The resource is brought to you from www.foodafactoflife.org.uk
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Video: The colourful present

Video: The colourful present

Alisha helps Ronnie put together a colourful fruit and vegetable basket for his Grandma’s birthday. This is one of six stories which forms a new resource to support cross-curricular/inter-disciplinary learning for primary schools in the UK. Teachers’ notes, worksheets and interactive whiteboard activities are also available to support the story. The resource is brought to you from www.foodafactoflife.org.uk.
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Video: The bucket garden - where potatoes come from

Video: The bucket garden - where potatoes come from

Mrs Begum’s class learn about where potatoes come from and create their own bucket garden. This is one of six stories which forms a new resource to support cross-curricular/inter-disciplinary learning for primary schools in the UK. Teachers’ notes, worksheets and interactive whiteboard activities are also available to support the story. The resource is brought to you from www.foodafactoflife.org.uk.
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Video: The bread stories

Video: The bread stories

In this story the Food investigators learn about breads from different countries and make their own different shaped bread rolls. This is one of six stories which forms a new resource to support cross-curricular/inter-disciplinary learning for primary schools in the UK. Teachers’ notes, worksheets and interactive whiteboard activities are also available to support the story. The resource is brought to you from www.foodafactoflife.org.uk
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Video: The amazing lunchbox

Video: The amazing lunchbox

Mrs Flynn and her class explore healthy lunchboxes. This is one of six stories which forms a new resource to support cross-curricular/inter-disciplinary learning for primary schools in the UK. Teachers’ notes, worksheets and interactive whiteboard activities are also available to support the story. The resource is brought to you from www.foodafactoflife.org.uk
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Video: Satiety: How we can manipulate the diet, to help us feel fuller after eating Part 2

Video: Satiety: How we can manipulate the diet, to help us feel fuller after eating Part 2

Based on the latest science, the British Nutrition Foundation has put together a video podcast to help explain how we can manipulate the diet, to help us feel fuller after eating and to help us maintain a healthy body weight. The podcast is split into 2 parts and is suitable for a wide audience, including schools. For more information go to: www.nutrition.org.uk www.foodafactoflife.org.uk © British Nutrition Foundation 2009
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Video: Satiety: How we can manipulate the diet, to help us feel fuller after eating Part 1

Video: Satiety: How we can manipulate the diet, to help us feel fuller after eating Part 1

Based on the latest science, the British Nutrition Foundation has put together a video podcast to help explain how we can manipulate the diet, to help us feel fuller after eating and to help us maintain a healthy body weight. The podcast is split into 2 parts and is suitable for a wide audience, including schools. For more information go to: www.nutrition.org.uk www.foodafactoflife.org.uk © British Nutrition Foundation 2009
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Video: Low Calorie Sweeteners - Discover the Truth

Video: Low Calorie Sweeteners - Discover the Truth

There is a lot of confusion about low calorie sweeteners (such as aspartame, saccharin or stevia) and about what products they are found in. Low calories sweeteners are ingredients that are added to foods and drinks to add a sweet taste, but with far fewer calories than sugar. They are used in a wide variety of foods and drinks like soft drinks, chewing gums, yogurts and puddings. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the institution that is responsible for testing the safety of all additives, published a review on the safety of the low calorie sweetener aspartame. Following an in-depth evaluation of all available scientific evidence, EFSA’s draft opinion once again confirmed the safety of aspartame by concluding it is safe for all human population groups at current consumption (ADI) levels. For more detailed information watch the video and visit http://www.nutrition.org.uk/
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Video: Introduction to the basics of food

Video: Introduction to the basics of food

This 23 minute video explores the basics about food, including: why we need food, where food originates (plants or animals), how food is made (raw ingredients to end products), what processing means (aside from being made in a factory), places where we eat (restaurants), foods and dishes made from different countries and how they are eaten (chop sticks, hands). The video includes a lot of interesting food related footage, including: different plants and animals, supermarkets and markets, raw ingredients (wheat), cooking, bread being produced in a factory. Throughout the video, primary aged children offer their thoughts and explanations on the topics covered, e.g. where food comes from, how it has been processed. Although produced in 1991 and some information and visuals are dated, this video would be a great opening for a food related topic in a primary school. Suggested audience - primary
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Video: Drink Up!

Video: Drink Up!

This eSeminar recording was presented to students aged 8-14 years of age and focused on the topic of healthy hydration.
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Video: Diet through life

Video: Diet through life

The main purpose of this video is to encourage students to consider how their bodies change as they grow and how patterns of life to create different energy and nutrient needs. If offers starting points for investigation and discussion of dietary balance. The video introduces the concept of Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) and emphasises that nutritional requirements vary during lifetime. This video was produced in 1995 and some elements are dated. However, the video is a useful tool to stimulate students to consider the importances of diet through the stages of life.
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Video: Diet and health of minority ethnic groups in the United Kingdom

Video: Diet and health of minority ethnic groups in the United Kingdom

This video podcast provides an overview of the diet and health of three major ethnic minority groups in the United Kingdom - South Asians, Black African-Caribbeans and the Chinese. The information presented in the podcast has been based on the Briefing Paper: Diet of minority ethnic groups in the UK: influence on chronic disease and implications for prevention. To obtain a copy of the Briefing Paper, go to: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-3010.2011.01889.x/abstract For more information visit: www.foodafactoflife.org.uk www.nutrition.org.uk
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