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New food education remote learning hub launched for schools

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01 Apr 2020
The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has launched a new remote learning hub, the ‘Food – a fact of life (FFL) Classroom’ education programme for schools.

It comprises a range of free, cross-curricular resources and activities for primary and secondary school pupils studying at home.

Roy Ballam, managing director and head of education at BNF, said: “To support the millions of parents and carers across the UK who are now facing the challenge of ensuring their children can continue their education, while all of the family is working and staying at home, we’ve reviewed our existing ‘Food - a fact of life’ content, and have adapted and created new resources so they are easy to access, and simple to complete in a home environment.

“Food affects everyone, and food and nutrition education should remain a key part of your child’s school day, even during these strange times.

“As such, each resource will use elements of food science, healthy eating or cooking to form the basis of the activity, while teaching other valuable skills.

“The resources provide a variety of learning approaches – it’s not just about sitting down with pen and paper, learning should be exciting and should challenge a young person in different ways each day.

“By working together, we can help ensure UK pupils stay engaged, entertained and enthusiastic over the coming weeks and months, while helping to protect ourselves from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The FFL Classroom hosts a wide range of free, easy to access resources, covering seven learning approaches: everyday learning; finding out and exploring; being active; worksheets; interactive activities and quizzes; being creative (through writing, arts and crafts); and cooking. The FFL Classroom also provides tips and best practice advice for parents and carers.

Resources focus on key food themes within curriculum areas, such as where food comes from, cooking, and healthy eating, but also offer a range of opportunities for cross-curricular learning. Many resources and activities use food as a vehicle to provide engaging learning via subjects such as: numeracy, literacy, humanities, science, PHSE/health and wellbeing, D&T, religious education, and art.

The FFL Classroom is providing an activity or resource for every day, from now until 1 September 2020, with new sets of resources being launched weekly throughout the coming months. Each resource has been designed so that pupils can use them on their own and without parental/carer or teacher supervision (where appropriate) and are also accompanied by guidance for parents and carers.

To access the FFL Classroom please visit: