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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Food Curriculum Roadmaps

The Roadmaps are a visual guide to food and nutrition education from 3-16 years and are a way of representing what pupils should learn throughout their food journey. 

Find our interactive versions of the Roadmaps here: 

Healthy Eating Roadmap (PRINT)

A print version of the Healthy Eating Roadmap, without hyperlinks.

Cooking Roadmap (PRINT)

A print version of the Cooking Roadmap, without hyperlinks

Where Food Comes From Roadmap (PRINT)

A print version of the Where Food Comes From Roadmap, without hyperlinks.

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