As pupils return to school this autumn, AHDB’s ‘Food – a fact of life’ educational programme, which includes 2,000 free educational resources, will be available to the teachers of students aged 3 to 16.
The programme is run by AHDB in collaboration with the British Nutrition Foundation. It aims to protect and promote the reputation of British agriculture by providing accurate and contemporary educational resources to inform the ‘consumers of the future’, while also educating children about nutrition.
As well as activity packs, quizzes, lesson plans, and work sheets being made available to students, there will also be regional conferences held in 2022 to offer teachers the training to build their confidence in delivering classes on food and farming.
With a focus on providing life skills in nutrition and healthy eating, practical cooking skills and where food comes from, the ‘Food – a fact of life’ programme meets all UK national curricula.
Amy Bergiers, a primary school teacher at Nantgaredig Primary School, said: “I can honestly say that ‘Food – a fact of life’ makes life so much easier for teachers. As we begin the new school year, I’ve been busy familiarising myself with the AHDB and British Nutrition Foundation’s resources and it’s impressive – there’s so much more available than previous years.”
“What is fantastic is that all the resources are editable, which means that we can add further content to suit teachers’ and pupils’ needs. As a primary school in the countryside, what we require for teaching might be different from a city-based school, so there is the flexibility to adapt the content for every classroom regardless of their location.
“I think that all schools should take advantage of the ‘Food – a fact of life’ programme, the website is very much a one-stop shop and it’s clear the resources have been written by people with a real understanding of the subject and what works in the classroom,” Ms Bergiers concluded.