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Friday, 23 June 2023
Countryside Classroom

At TastEd - the sensory food education charity - we are growing our team to help meet growing demand for sensory food education and our ambition to have sensory food education taught in every UK primary
school and nursery.  We are looking for a TastEd Trainer who will be responsible for training teachers and nursery practitioners to use sensory food education in their setting. Training takes place across the country and requires delivery of a minimum of 26 training sessions over a 1 year period. This would suit someone with a teaching or education background, but all TastEd training will be provided - just a love of fruit and vegetables is a must! Click here for more info - https://www.tasteeducation.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Trainer-Role-Description.pdf 

We are also looking for a Treasuer to join our passionate and growing board of trustees. The Treasurer's role is to maintain an overview of the organisation’s affairs, ensure its financial viability and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. You don't need to have been a trustee before, but financial experience is vital for this role. For more information about what is involved see https://www.tasteeducation.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Trustee-Treasurer-Role-Description.pdf 

TastEd was recently invited by Department for Education Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS) team to share with  EYFS practitioners how to use sensory food education in their settings, at their first in person training event, hosted by Hempsalls and Coram. Dr Jason O'Rourke shared with practitioners the great need for helping children to learn to love eating, fresh, unprocessed fruit and vegetables and how TastEd provides free and easy to use activity plans for nursery practitioners and childminders to use. Trustee Kim Smith then gave attendees a taste of TastEd through a hands on session exploring each of the five senses. Using their sight to simply explore the shape, size, and colours of tomatoes gave practitioners an instant grasp of the simplicity of TastEd activities, that help them address many of the challenges facing the sector, including an increased narrowing of food choices and fear of new foods in young children. The realities of delivering sensory food education was explored in depth, with participants understanding and even challenging their own taste preferences. One nursery worker was surprised to discover on listening to celery, that he didn't hate it in the way he thought he did. The session was repeated for an online event, this time hosted by Education Consultant Ruth Platt, with just as much engagement of the senses. Watch the whole EYFS session for free with the TastEd starts at 21mins https://youtu.be/_4Y8dDCgnsU. 

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Countryside Classroom
Sensory food education for primary schools and early years settings. We provide support for schools and early years providers to deliver sensory food education in their setting, using only a small amount of fresh vegetables and fruit, minimal equipment and no previous food education or cooking experience. TastEd uses a...    Read More
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