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Day of temptation

This play follows a school child on a day of being healthy, though everything around her makes it easy to be unhealthy! Temptations include: sugary cereal aimed at children, fast food shops on the journey to school, children talking about computer games at break rather than running...

What Is the Eatwell Plate?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children start to recognise the eatwell plate and which foods belong to each group.

Using the eatwell plate poster provided children become more familiar with what may constitute a healthy, balanced diet, they sort food images into correct food groups...

How Many Fruit and Vegetables Do You Need?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children learn the importance of eating a variety of fruit and vegetables every day to stay healthy.

Using the images of fruit and vegetables children discuss when they could be eaten over the course of a day. They use their sense of touch to identify...

What Makes a Meal?

This activity provides the opportunity for children to learn about the number of dishes which can be made with fish and to plan their own meals which include fish, a starchy food and vegetables.

Children are shown meals containing fish and asked to identify the fish, the starchy food and the fruit and...

How Do You Get Ready to Cook?

This activity aims to encourage children learning in the Early Years to understand it is important to get ready to cook so the food we prepare is safe to eat. It could be used as an introduction to a lesson in which children are involved in preparing or cooking food.

The activity provided by the British...

What Does This Piece of Kitchen Equipment Do?

Aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage this activity asks children to identify and name a range of kitchen equipment explaining how different items are used.

Children look at part of an object and try and guess what it is then think how the piece of equipment would be used in the kitchen and the kind of food...

Basmati basmati

This play allows children to explore biodiversity through movement and music in a fun and engaging way.  It looks at how consumer demand drives the growing of a particular type of rice in India and the consequences if a disease or pest affects the growth of rice crops.

Great for use in an assembly or in...

Beloved Burger

This play looks at how an increase in the demand for meat can affect tropical rainforests far away. It explores some of the consequences for; animals and plants living in these areas, farmers and our planet.  

Great for use in an assembly or in class, when learning about rainforests, healthy eating and...

For richer, for poorer

This play explores how we can both under- and over-eat and what this does for our health. Set in India it looks at two groups of people, rich and poor, and how both have poor diets for very different reasons. Although it refers to food in India it could be adapted to link to other...

The lament of the green bean

This play explores how other countries provide food for us in the UK and the impact that this has on the environment and local people. A family are transported to various locations in the World in see how foods such as green beans, chocolate, and the ingredients for many processed...

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