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The British Poultry Council and the National Farmers Union are proud to have worked with the British Nutrition Foundation to create resources for use at primary school level.

These fit into the food section of the national curriculum and will help children understand about choosing and preparing nutritious and healthy food. They form part of the BNF’s work to encourage Healthy Eating in the school programme.

Primary School Resources

Associated files and resources can be found below. These files include some facts about the contribution the industry makes to the UK and a selection of case studies of young people working in the sector.

YEARS 5-8 - HEALTHY EATING

 

The Healthy eating module for children aged 5-8 years. This module supports primary school children learning about healthy eating, as depicted by the Eat Well plate and is comprised of a comprehensive Teachers’ Guide and three Key Facts:

Key Fact 1
Food is a basic requirement for life;

Key Fact 2
People choose different types of food;

Key Fact 3
We all need to eat a variety and balance of food to stay healthy, as depicted in the Eat Well plate.

The Key Facts are the key messages and skills children need to know and ensure that children’s learning is coherent and progressive. The Key Facts feature differentiated information for different aged children, including worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, food cards and photographs and interactive whiteboard activities.

Interactive Activities

This module is supported by four exciting activities. These include:

Make a Balanced Plate
The Eat Well plate and its food groups.

Make a Healthy Lunchbox
Create a healthy lunchbox in line with The Eat Well plate.

Unmuddle the Meals
Investigate a range of meals and food groups from The Eat Well plate.

Alisha and Ronnie
Help Alisha or Ronnie make smart choices throughout the day, linked to The Eat Well plate.

All these resources are available from: www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

YEARS 5-8 - COOKING AND FOOD

 

The Cooking and food skills module for children aged 5-8 years. This module supports primary school children learning about food preparation and cooking and is comprised of a comprehensive Teachers’ Guide and five Key Facts:

Key Fact 1
There is a variety of ingredients that can be used for cooking;

Key Fact 2
There are lots of different pieces of equipment used in cooking, some of which have special jobs;

Key Fact 3
There are a number of basic food skills which enable us to cook a variety of dishes;

Key Fact 4
It is important to store, prepare and cook food safely and hygienically;

Key Fact 5
When planning to cook, we need to consider the time of day, person and occasion.
This module also features many exciting videos which show food skills being demonstrated and recipes being made. These are supported by easy-to-follow recipes and teacher guidance including:

• Peel Chop and Grate
• Cool Creations
• Hot and Happening
• Brilliant baking

All these resources are available from: www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

YEARS 5-8 - FOOD AND FARMING

 

The Food and farming module for children aged 5-8 years. This module supports primary school children learning about where their food comes from and how it is farmed. This module is comprised of a comprehensive Teachers’ Guide and three Key Facts:

Key Fact 1
All food comes from plants or animals;

Key Fact 2
Food has to be farmed, caught or grown at home;

Key Fact 3
Food is changed from farm to fork.

The Key Facts are supported by lots of great resources including lesson ideas for the busy teacher, pre-prepared worksheets for children, interactive activities, PowerPoint presentations and colour photographs.

Interactive Activities

This module is supported by three exciting interactive activities around food and farming. These include:

• Plant or Animal?
• Where Do My Meals ComeFrom?
• Farm to Fork Challenge

Videos

This module also features exciting videos which show crops and animals being farmed and recipes being made, these are supported by easy-to-follow recipes and teacher guidance include:

Cool Creations – videos and recipes
Hot and Happening – videos and recipes
Brilliant Baking – videos and recipes
Farming – videos
Where Does Food Come From?

All these resources are available from: www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

YEARS 8-11 - HEALTHY EATING

 

The Food and Farming module for children aged 8-11 years. This module supports primary school children learning about where their food comes from and how it is farmed through two Key Facts:

Key Fact 1
Food is produced all around the world;

Key Fact 2
Food is processed on different levels to make it edible and safe.

This module provides lots of great resources, such as lesson ideas for the busy teacher, pre-prepared worksheets for children, interactive activities, PowerPoint presentations and colour photographs, as well as an exciting suite of farming and recipe videos.

Interactive Activities

This module is supported by two exciting interactive activities around food and farming. These include:

• Where do my meals come from?
• Farm to fork challenge

Videos

This module also features exciting videos which show crops and animals being farmed and recipes being made, these are supported by easy-to-follow recipes and teacher guidance include:

Cool Creations – videos and recipes
• Hot and Happening – videos and recipes
• Brilliant Baking – videos and recipes
• Farming – videos
• Where Does Food Come From?

All these resources are available from: www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

YEARS 8-11 - COOKING AND FOOD

 

The Cooking and Food skills module for children aged 8-11 years. This module supports primary school children learning about food preparation and cooking through five Key Facts:

Key Fact 1
Around the world people use a range of different ingredients, equipment and cooking techniques to prepare food;

Key Fact 2
When planning to cook we need to consider current healthy eating advice, the needs of different people and occasions;

Key Fact 3
When planning to cook, we need to select the most suitable ingredients, equipment and food skills for successful results;

Key Fact 4
There is a range of additional food skills which enable us to cook;

Key Fact 5
Buying, storing, preparing and cooking food safely and hygienically are vital for health.

Interactive Activities

This module is supported by five exciting activities. These are:

Make a Balanced Plate – The Eat Well plate and its food groups.)
Make a Healthy Lunchbox – Create a healthy lunchbox in line with The Eat Well plate.)
Unmuddle the Meals – Investigate a range of meals and food groups from The Eat Well plate.
Alisha and Ronnie – Help Alisha or Ronnie make smart choices throughout the day, linked to The Eat Well plate.
Energy Balance – Help Nicola or Jordan keep in energy balance throughout a day!)

All these resources are available from: www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

YEARS 8-11 - FOOD AND FARMING

 

The Food and Farming module for children aged 8-11 years. This module supports primary school children learning about where their food comes from and how it is farmed through two Key Facts:

Key Fact 1
Food is produced all around the world;

Key Fact 2
Food is processed on different levels to make it edible and safe.

This module provides lots of great resources, such as lesson ideas for the busy teacher, pre-prepared worksheets for children, interactive activities, PowerPoint presentations and colour photographs, as well as an exciting suite of farming and recipe videos.

Interactive Activities

This module is supported by three exciting interactive activities around food and farming. These include:

• Where Do My Meals ComeFrom?
• Farm to Fork Challenge

Videos

This module also features exciting videos which show crops and animals being farmed and recipes being made, these are supported by easy-to-follow recipes and teacher guidance include:

Cool Creations – videos and recipes
Hot and Happening – videos and recipes
Brilliant Baking – videos and recipes
Farming – videos
Where Does Food Come From?

All these resources are available from: www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

POULTRY FACT

THE UK EATS ABOUT 1.5 MILLION TONNES OF FRESH MEAT EVERY YEAR – TWICE AS MUCH AS IT PRODUCES

British production satisfies much of the nation’s demand for fresh meat, and is increasingly a selling point for ready-meals and cooked meats. We export much of the dark meat we produce and import more of the breast meat that British consumers want. As well as making commercial sense, it reduces the potential for food waste.

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