FFL training

Food – a fact of life (FFL) courses are designed to support the training needs of teachers who teach food, based around delivering the curriculum. The courses build on the successful work of the BNF and AHDB working with teachers over many years, as well as work through the Food Teacher Professional Portfolio programme.

The FFL training courses are open to all teachers (trainee and practising) and teaching assistants that teach food. Training is a mix of free, discounted and paid-for. For a list of the latest courses, click here. 

FFL training is delivered by:

  • webinars: live online events to support specific areas of food knowledge or classroom practice (recordings will also be available for ‘catch-up’);
  • online training courses: longer training courses, where teachers can go through content in their own time, at their own pace;
  • practical workshops: small group sessions, focusing on the development of food skills, healthy eating or learning about specific food commodities and food origins;
  • conferences: larger face-to-face events, focusing on topical education or curriculum issues, ideal for networking and sharing good practice.

Online training

Food spoilage, hygiene and safety

An online course focusing on food spoilage, hygiene and safety.

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Functional properties of food

An online course that focuses on the functional properties of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. I...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Food training - primary (England)

This course has been specifically created for initial and practising primary school teachers in E...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Food training - primary (Northern Ireland)

This course has been specifically created for initial and practising primary school teachers in N...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Food training - primary (Wales)

This course has been specifically created for initial and practising primary school teachers in W...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Food training - primary (Scotland)

This course has been specifically created for initial and practising primary school teachers in S...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Characteristics of good practice in teaching food and nutrition education (secondary)

An online course to help teachers become even better food teachers.

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    00:00 Start
  • Where
    Online course

Sensory science

An online course to teach sensory science.

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    tbc
  • Time
    tbc
  • Where
    Online course

Conferences

National food and nutrition education conference 2020

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

  • Cost
    £20
  • When
    01/02/2020
  • Time
    09:00 Start
  • Where
    Ambassadors Bloomsbury - London

Food and nutrition education in Scotland conference

The first Food – a fact of life Food and nutrition education in Scotland conference for primary a...

  • Cost
    £20
  • When
    16/11/2019
  • Time
    09:00 Start
  • Where
    Marriott Glasgow - Glasgow

Due to the on-going situation with regards to COVID-19, the Primary and secondary school Cooking and Nutrition Education conference and exhibition planned for March 2020 was postponed. We hope that the conference will be re-scheduled for the autumn term.

Webinars

Food – a fact of life: an interactive tour around the new website

Join Roy for a tour around the new Food – a fact of life website and discover a range of new feat...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    10/07/2019
  • Time
    16:00 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

The Eatwell Guide – an in-depth look at healthy eating and nutrition

Thursday 19 September at 8pm with Alex White, Assistant Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Fo...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    19/09/2019
  • Time
    20:00 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

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

Tuesday 15 October at 4pm with Claire Theobald, Education Services Manager, British Nutrition Fou...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    15/10/2019
  • Time
    16:00 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

Functional properties of food - carbohydrates

Join Barbara as she discusses the functional properties of carbohydrates and explains how food sc...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    16/01/2020
  • Time
    20:00 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

RSE and Health Education 2020, links to food and nutrition and your role

RSE and Health Education 2020 - which elements relate to food and nutrition, what is your role an...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    30/06/2020
  • Time
    10:00 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

Adverse reactions to food and the management of allergens in the classroom

Join Alex and Frances as they highlight adverse reactions to food and the management of allergens...

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    23/09/2020
  • Time
    16:30 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar

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

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

  • Cost
    FREE
  • When
    06/10/2020
  • Time
    16:00 Start
  • Where
    Online Webinar
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