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Food - a fact of life

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

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Free resources for teaching young people aged 3-16 years about where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating.
Key fact 1-all foods come from plants or animals
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Key fact 1-all foods come from plants or animals

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Welcome to the 5-7 Years area, which builds on the learning from the 3-5 Years area. Here you’ll find activity ideas and resources to support the teaching and learning of food with children. They have been developed to be used by teachers to stimulate children’s interest in food, as well as support the curriculum.
Healthy eating: Key fact 2 - Balanced diet
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Healthy eating: Key fact 2 - Balanced diet

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‘This set of resources developed by ‘British Nutrition Foundation’, form part of a series of successful lessons exploring healthy eating for children aged 7-11years. This section provides activity ideas and resources to help consolidate learning of diets, eating well, energy, nutrients, digestion and activity.
Eatwell Guide resources
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Eatwell Guide resources

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This collection of resources has been designed to support teaching about the Eatwell Guide, the UK healthy eating model. Resources include: * PowerPoints * Videos * The Eatwell Challenge game * Worksheets The resources are suitable for 5 - 16 years.
Cooking - Food Labels PowerPoint
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Cooking - Food Labels PowerPoint

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Explain to children that food packaging often displays nutrition information which can help people make choices. Use the Food labels PowerPoint to highlight how this information is presented and how it can be used.
Cooking: Key fact 4 - Food safety and hygiene
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Cooking: Key fact 4 - Food safety and hygiene

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‘This set of resources developed by ‘British Nutrition Foundation’, form part of a series of successful lessons exploring healthy eating for children aged 5-7 years. This section provides you with detailed teaching plans, worksheets and presentations and also includes links to all the downloadable resources to support teaching of Cooking: Key fact four-It is important to store, prepare and cook food safely and hygienically.
Brilliant baking - Baking recipes for the classroom
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Brilliant baking - Baking recipes for the classroom

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‘This set of resources developed by ‘British Nutrition Foundation’, form part of a series of successful lessons exploring healthy eating for children aged 5-8 years . This section provides you with fun baking recipes and includes links to all the downloadable resources to support teaching of ‘Brilliant baking - recipe ideas for the primary classroom’.