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

Welcome to the enhanced 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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Consumer insight - food-to-go

Four key trends to help you understand the consumer and the influences on their diet and health choices.

ICT, literacy and numeracy in food and nutrition lessons

Join Roy as he outlines the opportunities for pupils to undertake and apply ICT, literacy and num...

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'Meaty eats' videos

Beef quesadillas recipe video (English)

A recipe video looking at making beef quesadillas.

Pork Thai bites recipe video (English)

A recipe video looking at making pork Thai bites.

Pork Jambalya recipe video (English)

A recipe video looking at making Pork Jambalya.

Mozzarella beef meatballs recipe video (English)

A recipe video looking at making Mozzarella beef meatballs.

Lamb feta burgers recipe video (English)

A recipe video looking at making lamb feta burgers.

Lamb Rogan Josh recipe video (English)

A recipe video looking at making Lamb Rogan Josh.

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Guidelines for school education resources about food

The importance of food education in our schools continues to be part of the solution to ensure that pupils learn how to make healthy food choices now and in the future. This forms part of the strategy to tackle childhood obesity in the UK ...

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