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.

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NEW! Sensory science - an online course that looks at how we perceive food, the reason for sensory evaluation, and how to conduct sensory testing. The course is designed for use at GCSE/National 5 level and is free for the first 500 teachers who register. Click here.

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Healthy schools rating scheme

The healthy schools rating scheme is a voluntary scheme for primary and secondary schools in England - let's find out how Food - a fact of life can...

National food and nutrition education conference 2020

The conference is aimed at trainee, new, non-specialist and experienced teachers and will provide...

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    Ambassadors Bloomsbury - London

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BNF Healthy Eating Week

The next BNF Healthy Eating Week will take place from 8-14 June 2020! The week celebrates and promotes healthy eating, as well as food provenance, cooking and being active. Over the years, it has become a focal point during the school calendar to promote health!

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Where food comes from

Earthy potatoes - from farm to fork

A video looking at eggs.

Tasty tomatoes - from farm to fork

A video looking at tomatoes.

Budding broccoli - from picking to packing

A video looking at broccoli.

Magnificent milk - from farm to you

A video looking at milk.

Brilliant bananas - from farm to fork

A video looking at bananas.

Prickly pineapples - from farm to fork

A video looking at pineapples.

Sunny sweetcorn - from farm to fork

A video looking at sweetcorn.

How do mushrooms get from farm to fork?

A video looking at mushrooms.

Let's learn more about cooking!

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