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Can You Get Fat in Space?

As part of the The Great British Space Dinner competition, celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, asks us the question, “Can you get fat in space?”. He explains that, due to being in a weightless environment, astronauts' muscles do not need to work as hard as on Earth, and so the fat on their bodies could increase....

Great British Space Food

This video features celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, challenging the viewer to design a British themed meal for astronaut Tim Peake to eat on the International Space Station (ISS). The video features some footage of astronaut on the ISS to illustrate the point that the food will have to be eaten in a weightless...

Brompton Cycle Routes: Extended design challenges

The Brompton Cycle Route projects offer students experience of the design process from initial brief through market and product research, generating design ideas, modelling/trialling, production planning and evaluation. The activities are presented in the context of the Brompton Bicycle Company and offer...

Making Stone Age Cheese

These resources use the context of feasting at Stonehenge to consider aspects of food processing, food allergies and intolerance.  There are opportunities for students to:

  • make and test their own cottage cheese
  • to consider the effect of processing on lactose content of foods
  • to...

Cows in Space

As part of the The Great British Space Dinner competition, celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, asks us the question, “Can you take cows into space?”. Heston explains how the weightless environment can cause loss of bone mass, and so calcium will be important in an astronaut’s diet. Heston suggests that a cow in...

The Great British Space Dinner - Secondary Resource

The Great British Space Dinner Challenge contains nine lessons:

Lesson 1: All Aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Sets the scene with a brief introduction the ISS and the Great British Space Dinner Challenge. Students develop a brochure about the ISS suitable for...

Gold award: what effect do additives have on bread?

In this project, students investigate the role of different additives used to preserve and enhance the quality of bread and determine how effective different additives are.   This could include:

• Preservatives

• Emulsifying agents

• Added vitamins and minerals

• Processing aids, such...

My food space

This teacher’s guide, provided by the Food Standards Agency, supports teachers to teach children about food safety.  This includes understanding food allergies, planning a balanced diet, and understanding food labels including traffic lights and best before dates.

Allergy information

This collection of posters and leaflets, provided by the Food Standards Agency, provides information about food allergies.  They would be useful for anyone dealing with food, including teachers and other adults who are running cookery clubs or who are teaching cookery in school.

Food Security and Sustainability

This resource supports teachers to deliver the Security and Sustainability units within the Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE. The material is suitable for all awarding body requirements and is presented in Power Point presentation and student activity...

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