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. You can keep up to date by signing up for our newsletter (below) or following us on Twitter @Foodafactoflife

Covid-19 and remote learning To support home learning at this time, we've launched the FFL Classroom. Here you'll find lots of ideas, activities and resources to support learning around food, cooking, health and nutrition.

New -  Wave 13 - 36 of our favourite remote learning activities/ideas as chosen by Alex, Frances and Roy (launched on 1/09/20)

FREE posters for the first 7,000 to sign up for BNF Healthy Eating Week (before 4 September 2020), 28 September to 4 October 2020!

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New! BNF HEW Resources for schools now online! 

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Food in primary schools

Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education in primary schools - just published!

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Where food comes from

Farming food for you - dairy

A poster about the dairy farm and farmer.

Farming food for you - beef cattle

A poster about the beef cattle farm and farmer.

Farming food for you - sheep

A poster about the sheep farm and farmer.

Farming food for you - potatoes

A poster about the potato farm and farmer.

Farming food for you - cereals

A poster about the cereal farm and farmer.

Farming food for you - pigs

A poster about the pig farm and farmer.

Let's learn more about cooking!

Start the journey with our 5-7 years materials!

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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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