Healthy eating

Healthy eating

Resources designed to encourage children to eat a healthy and balanced diet

Great classroom resources

Be Food Smart: KS1 toolkit

Teach KS1 pupils about what's in their food and making healthier swaps

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English
  • PSHE

Be Food Smart: KS2 toolkit

Teach KS2 pupils about what's in their food and making healthier swaps

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English
  • PSHE

Be Food Smart: pupil campaign pack

Improve the health of your whole school community

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English
  • PSHE

Be Food Smart: assembly presentation

Help pupils discover what's in their food and healthier swaps

  • Science
  • PSHE

Be Food Smart: assembly film

Introduce the topic of healthy eating with this fun and engaging film

  • PSHE

Be Food Smart: film 1

Teach kids about healthier food choices with this light-hearted film

  • PSHE

Supporting the D&T Curricula (KS1 and KS2)

  • Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
  • Understand where food comes from
  • Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed

Other resources

GOV.UK: health and wellbeing and attainment
Find out about the link between health and wellbeing and educational attainment

GOV.UK: Food teaching in primary schools
A best practice guide to teaching cooking in primary schools

BNF: food routes
A journey through age-appropriate resources designed to educate young people in healthy behaviours

School Food Plan: Learning about food
Explore how a whole school approach leads to great school food

Children's Food Trust: Let's Get Cooking
Advice, training and resources to help you set up a cookery club in your school

Food for Life:
An award winning programme which supports schools to provide healthy school meals, great lunchtimes and food education