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


Are you looking for ways to include further diversity and inclusion in your Schemes of Work/Learning?  We are running a series of virtual practical workshops around Food skills, recipes and diversity to help.  To find out more and to book, click here

We are also developing a range of recipes new to Food - a fact of life that are designed to enable students to develop, acquire and secure practical food skills through using recipes that are suitable and practical for schools and their budgets, promote healthier eating, reflect more global cuisine, and encourage dialogue around culture and inclusivity.  To find out more, click here

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Open Farm Sunday 2022

Find out more about farming online - fol­low three farm­ers through­out the sea­sons to see and learn what they get up to on farm!

Tackling food waste in schools

There are many reasons why food is wasted in school, but an effective way to reduce waste is to h...

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Farming Food for You!

Farmers in the UK produce a wide range of food these posters show life on the farm – how animals are reared and cared for, and how crops are grown and harvested. The six posters explore different farming sectors – dairy, beef, sheep, potatoes, cereals and pigs. Find out more about where your food comes from by downloading your copies for the classroom.

Farming food for you - dairy

A poster about the dairy farm and farmer.

Farming food for you - beef cattle

A poster about the beef cattle farm and farmer.

Farming food for you - sheep

A poster about the sheep farm and farmer.

Farming food for you - pigs

A poster about the pig farm and farmer.

Farming food for you - cereals

A poster about the cereal farm and farmer.

Farming food for you - potatoes

A poster about the potato farm and farmer.


Happy 30th birthday Food - a fact of life

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Food - a fact of life - find out what we are doing to celebrate - we hope you can join in!

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