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


Welcome to the Food - a fact of life (FFL) website

FFL is a comprehensive, progressive education programme which communicates up-to-date, evidence-based, consistent and accurate messages around ‘food’ to all those involved in education. You can keep up to date by signing up for our newsletter (below) or following us on Twitter @Foodafactoflife 

NEW recipes and resources!

FFL have developed over 50 global recipes that are designed to enable students to develop, acquire and secure practical food skills. The new recipes are suitable and practical for schools and their budgets, promote healthier eating, reflect more global cuisine, and encourage dialogue around culture and inclusivity

There are also fact sheets about cuisines from around the world to support your teaching and learning.  

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Farm to fork videos

Watch the farm to fork videos with some of these different foods and explore the process of others!


Yummy honey - from hive to you

A video looking at honey.

Wonderful water on planet earth

A video looking at water.

How do mushrooms get from farm to fork?

A video looking at mushrooms.

Remarkable rice - from mill to fork

A video looking at rice.

Sunny sweetcorn - from farm to fork

A video looking at sweetcorn.

Ancient oil - from farm to fork

A video looking at oil.

Golden fish fingers - from fish to finger

A video looking at fish fingers.

Shimmering sardines - catching and cooking

A video looking at sardines.

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