Giving kids the real story about their food
Monday, 07 February 2011 14:18

Food a fact of lifeBNF launches new resources on food and farming today.


Ensuring that children and young people know about healthy eating, where their food comes from and how to cook, has become increasingly important. The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) is delighted to launch new, free resources for all schools throughout the UK to support this essential learning – this is latest addition to our Food – a fact of life website. Roy Ballam, Education Programme Manager at the BNF explained, “We are
thrilled to launch these new resources which are a new way for us to support teachers in educating young people about their food


New for Primary/Middle/Special SchoolsNew for Primary/Middle/Special Schools

Join Alisha, Jordan, Nicola and Ronnie as they explore healthy eating, cooking and where food comes from through six exciting stories. The stories have been designed to support crosscurricular/inter-disciplinary learning and are accompanied by a variety of classroom resources. They are ideal for interactive whiteboards, have been tested in schools and are free and ready to use.

To view these exciting materials, go to: http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/section.aspx?t=0&siteId=14&sectionId=100





New Secondary School ResourceNew for Secondary Schools

Understanding where our food comes from, and how it is produced, helps individuals make more informed choices about their diet. To support this aim, we have developed a set of case studies focusing on dairy farming, covering:

  • animal health and welfare;
  • the environment and sustainability;
  • diversity of farming systems;
  • the production of milk and other dairy products.

To view these new materials, go to: http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/Sheet.aspx?siteId=19&sectionId=92&contentId=416



Roy Ballam continued, “Our focus is always on good teaching and learning, and supporting teachers with innovative materials for great classroom experiences. The Food – a fact of life programme provides all schools with materials that are progressive, curriculum compliant and tested. We really hope that schools enjoy all the new resources.