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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A-level food - have your say

In 2015, the decision was taken that A-levels in food technology and home economics would not continue in England. We are investigating any impact...

‘Skill-a-long’ – an interactive food skills session

A practical webinar where participants will be encouraged to simultaneously try out the food skil...

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    16:00 Start
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    Online Webinar

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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.

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