Healthy eating for kids

Make sure your school is fully geared up for teaching great nutrition understanding, for life. With child obesity a hot news topic right now, it’s more important than ever to deliver the best knowledge and skills for young learners.
So it’s great to hear about this inspiring new course available for all UK primary school teachers, launched by the British Nutrition Foundation.

Food for Thought, BNF - y5 cooking

It’s specifically targeted, with content based on requirements for the English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish curricula, covering core competencies for 5-16 year olds, the self-paced course will begin in January 2018.

Modules will include Food in Schools, Healthy Eating – The Eatwell Guide, Nutrition understanding, Food Safety and Cooking. Short tests and assessments will allow teachers to monitor their progress, and the course includes a final certificate.
Topmarks thinks this it’ll be a great way for teachers to balance their own learning development, and being an online plan, you can work at your own pace around busy schedules. It only lasts 5-7hours.
Plus best of all, the course is FREE, so we’re convinced it’ll be great for teachers wanting to confidently deliver the most up-to-date and food teaching information, and equip children with life-long, motivating values.

Food for Thought, BNF - year1 cooking

Roy Ballam, Managing Director and Head of Education for the BNF, explained more about why they’re developing this course, in conjunction with Public Health England and the DoE: “It’s vital that teachers who are educating children about food and nutrition have access to appropriate training, receiving up-to-date information and guidance on food skills.”

Food for Thought, BNF - year3 cooking

How can you get involved?

  • Registration is open to UK primary schools and those in primary teacher training
  • Each school can sign up for a single registration, but will receive details for multiple teachers to access the resources, when the course is available in January. (Topmarks tip: Great for science coordinators to organise, so don’t miss out!)