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

Welcome to Food - a fact of life

Food - a fact of life (FFL) is a comprehensive, progressive education programme which is founded on a whole-school approach. The programme communicates up-to-date, evidence-based, consistent and accurate messages around ‘food’ to all those involved in education.  The FFL programme meets the requirements of food and nutrition curricula across the UK. It also aligns with other subjects including design and technology, health and wellbeing, science, numeracy, literacy, geography, religious education, and RSE and health education.

Food - a fact of life is run and managed by the British Nutrition Foundation, in partnership with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). To find out more about the Food - a fact of life education programme, go to the About FFL area. 

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Learn about the exciting Ingredients Into Schools pilot - providing teachers with free ingredients for cooking in lessons!

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Rediscover our Food route charts and journals to promote healthier lifestyles. Charts and journals for pupils aged 5-7, 7-11, 11-14 and 14-16 can be found below. 

5 - 7 YR
Food route charts

A selection of charts and a certificate.

7 - 11 YR
Food route charts

The Food route activity charts and certificate.

11 - 14 YR
Food route diet and health journal

A diet and health journal looking at nutritional needs throughout life.

14 - 16 YR
Diet and health journal

A journal to record work on diet and health.

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