Grab and go

A primary food project for pupils aged 10-11 years

Grab and go primary food project

This food project has been developed to help pupils investigate products to inform the designing and making of their own on the go product. Pupils will learn about nutrients and how a healthy, varied diet (as shown by the Eatwell Guide) is needed to provide these. Pupils will practise food preparation skills and cooking safely and hygienically. Pupils will explore nutrition information labels and how they help us understand and make choices about what we eat (with a particular focus on reducing fat intake). The learning in this primary project is delivered in the context of designing and making a healthier all-in-one style product to be eaten on the go.


  • Pupils will learn about nutrients and their role in a healthy, varied diet.
  • Pupils will read and interpret nutrition information labels.
  • Pupils will investigate products and undertake research to generate ideas for their own healthier product.
  • Pupils will discuss the purpose and features of advertisements.
  • Pupils will design and make a product safely and hygienically for an intended purpose, based on design criteria.
  • Pupils will evaluate their product.
7 - 11 YR
Primary food project - Grab and go

Grab and go programme of work and lesson plans

7 - 11 YR
On the go presentation

A presentation to support the Grab and go primary project.

7 - 11 YR
Nutrient matching cards

Match the nutrients to their function in the body and foods that provide them.

7 - 11 YR
Nutrient cards

A set of cards showing the amount of energy and nutrients provided by a range of food (per 100g).

Ingredient check letter

A template letter to send home about pupils handling and/or eating different ingredients.

Tasting guide

A guide to support running a food tasting session.

7 - 11 YR
Analysis sheet

A sheet to record sensory analysis and food label information.

Sensory vocabulary cards

A set of descriptive word cards for sensory evaluation.

7 - 11 YR
Nutrition information labels

Blank nutrition information labels for pupils to populate.

Food skills guide

A guide highlighting key food skills that can be taught.

Demonstration guide

A guide about cooking demonstrations in the primary classroom.

3 - 5 YR
Get ready to cook presentation

A presentation about how to get ready to cook.

7 - 11 YR
On the go product planning sheet

A booklet to design, plan and evaluate an on the go product.

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