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COVID-19 and remote learning - Food a fact of life Classroom

Food - a fact of life, the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) education programme for schools, has launched a new remote learning hub, the Food – a fact of life (FFL) Classroom, which comprises a range of free cross-curricular resources and activities for primary and secondary school pupils studying at home. 

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.

In addition to the new FFL Classroom, Food – a fact of life hosts a range of free resources, such as: support for children aged 3-16 years; information on where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating; a free online nutritional analysis tool; a range of recipes, which can be filtered (e.g. non-cook, uses potatoes); videos and interactive quizzes; and a parental engagement area.

FFL classroom will continue to be updated every two weeks until September 2020.

To find out more, click here.

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