Serve a salad

A primary food project for pupils aged 9-10 years

Serve a salad primary food project

This food project has been developed to help pupils learn about different types of salads and ingredients used in salads around the world. Pupils will learn about healthy eating (with a focus on fibre) and practise using food preparation skills, including the bridge hold and claw grip, safely and hygienically. The learning in this primary project will be delivered within the context of designing and making a salad for lunch.


  • Pupils will use acquired healthy eating knowledge to design and make a salad which contributes to a healthy, varied diet.
  • Pupils will explore a variety of salads and salad ingredients associated with different countries around the world.
  • Pupils will develop and practise their food skills by preparing ingredients safely and hygienically.
  • Pupils will design and make a salad for their intended user based on their experiences and research.
  • Pupils will make and evaluate their salad.


7 - 11 YR
Primary food project - Serve a salad

Serve a salad programme of work and lesson plans.

7 - 11 YR
Salad presentation

A presentation exploring a range of different salads.

5 - 7 YR
The Eatwell Guide worksheet

A blank Eatwell Guide worksheet to complete.

7 - 11 YR
The Eatwell Guide

A presentation about the Eatwell Guide and its food groups.

11 - 14 YR
Using explore food worksheet

A worksheet exploring performing recipe analysis with explore food.

7 - 11 YR
Salad research sheet

A sheet to record research about different salads.

7 - 11 YR
Nutrient cards

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

Food skills guide

A guide highlighting key food skills that can be taught.

Fibre February teachers' guide

A teacher's guide for the Fibre February resources.

Demonstration guide

A guide about cooking demonstrations in the primary classroom.

Ingredient check letter

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

3 - 5 YR
Get ready to cook presentation

A presentation about how to get ready to cook.

Tasting guide

A guide to support running a food tasting session.

Sensory vocabulary

A poster showing sensory vocabulary for different senses.

Sensory vocabulary cards

A set of descriptive word cards for sensory evaluation.

7 - 11 YR
Sensory evaluation (7-11 years)

A sheet to record sensory evaluation of different ingredients.

7 - 11 YR
Salad planning sheet

A booklet to plan and evaluate making a salad.

Let's get ready to cook!

A poster about getting ready to cook.

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