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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.
Explore food
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Explore food

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Explore food, a user-friendly online nutritional analysis tool for secondary school students. It allows students to calculate the energy and nutrients provided by a recipe or a diet. It is designed to be easy to use, guiding students through the analysis of a recipe or a day’s diet. Explore food is useful for KS3 and KS4 in food technology, home economics and/or science lessons.
The bread stories - breads around the world
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The bread stories - breads around the world

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In this story the Food investigators learn about breads from different countries and make their own different shaped bread rolls. Includes worksheet to label the countries different breads are from. Follow the link for interactive white board resources.
Measuring
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Measuring

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Eight different types of fish for children to practice accurate measuring in millimetres.
Testing Foods for Starch
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Testing Foods for Starch

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This is a simple test which shows whether food contains starch. When iodine solution is mixed with starch it turns from brown to dark blue. As this happens with very small amounts of starch, iodine test is a sensitive one.