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

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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

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Food – a fact of life training - a personal perspective

This year, 2021, sees the 30th anniversary of the Food – a fact of life (FFL) programme. Certainly something to celebrate!

Practical food skills and recipes masterclass - cheese making

Find out how cheese is made on a dairy farm in Devon and how soft cheese can be made in the class...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    15/09/2021
  • Time
    16:30 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

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Support resources for school growing clubs

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A guide to growing clubs

A guide to support planning and setting up a growing club in your school.

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Growing club case study 1

A case study to support planning a growing club in your school.

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Growing club case study 2

A case study to support planning a growing club in your school.

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Growing club mini poster

A poster to promote a meeting about your school growing club.

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Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education to pupils with additional needs

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Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education to pupils with additional needs

The characteristics of good practice in teaching food to pupils with addition...

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Characteristic 1 - Developing professional competence

A document from the characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 2 - Taking a whole school approach

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 3 - Knowing your pupils

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 4 - Teaching the curriculum

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 5 Developing skills for indpendent living

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 6 - Developing skills for work

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 7 - Running practical food lessons

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 8 - Eastablishing good food hygiene practices

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 9 - Developing practical food skills

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 10 - Exploring where food comes from

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 11 - Healthy eating

A document from the Characteristics of good practice additional needs guide.

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Characteristic 12 - Making choices

A document from the Characteristics of good practice guide.

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Practical food skills chart

A chart identifying the practical food skills that pupils can acquire, develo...

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