Check out these resources brought to you by our terrific new partner TastEd, an organisation that provides support for schools and early years providers to deliver sensory food education.
TastEd uses a fun, playful, hands on approach to give all children the opportunity to explore, enjoy and try fruit and vegetables, using the five senses, based on the Sapere method of sensory food education.
The resources which include comprehensive lesson plans and PowerPoints can be used in a wide variety of ways, including to teach sustainability, healthy eating, bringing the harvest festival to life, to begin food preparation skills, as art prompts or to fulfil the nutrition education requirement of the Holiday and Food Programme (HAF).
"There was uproar when they heard it was their last TastEd lesson...
I thought they would have tried most things but I was surprised that many of them had not tried oranges."
Yr 6 teacher at UCPS, Cambridge.
Launching on Countryside Classroom today:
- What's in the sock? A super fun resource which will allow early years children to discover new foods hidden in the socks and then encourage them to taste as well as touch!
- Which is the Greenest? A great way to allow KS1 children to discover a wide range of green vegetables, challenge them to decide which is the greenest of them all and discover why some are more green than others.
- Ripe, Unripe and Overripe, will really engage KS2 students to use their sense of smell to explore the way that fruit can smell different depending on how ripe it is.