Food Smart & Resources

PECT Food Smart Accreditation

Food and nutrition is a major part of our lives; helping children and young people to have healthy attitudes and behaviours, along with good evidence based knowledge will enable them to make healthy choices and to develop the skills and abilities necessary to make informed choices about what they eat and drink, when and why, both now and in the future.

PECT is working as part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Schools Service to support schools to adopt a whole school positive approach towards healthy eating, food and nutrition through our Food Smart Accreditation.

Food Smart is completely free of charge and comprises of –

  • Assemblies – virtual and in person
  • Lesson Plans & Resources – which can be mixed and matched to suit your needs
  • Workshop Sessions – students & parents
  • Teacher Training Opportunities
  • Links to local businesses, initiatives & other food related networks

Our individual support for schools and teachers helps to build awareness and confidence in food education whilst providing interactive learning for the students. Specific and targeted opportunities can also be organised on request for those schools that choose to participate in the Accreditation.

The Food Smart Accreditation is broken into 4 components –

  • Food Provision
  • Leadership
  • Education
  • Community

These work through progressive levels of Bronze, Silver or Gold (see the below Food Smart Accreditation Summary of Standards for more details). Once these standards have been reached, schools should contact PECT to arrange for their individual audit to take place. This is an informal chat which takes no longer than 30mins, as well as going through the standards, schools will also be given guidance on any areas that have not yet been met or on how to progress to the next level. This is all about supporting and sharing the good practice which has been seen to enable schools to meet the needs of their students.

To make it easier to navigate through Food Smart, please see our resource mapping to enable you to select the right resource for your students. All our lesson plans are designed in mini bite sized sections so for example; you may choose to take a starter activity to deliver as a discussion point or assembly and follow up with the rest of the lesson at a later date. The same principals have also been applied to their delivery. As you will see, we have given a rough guide to the Key Stage level, but included in the plans are simple starting foundations and more complex deeper learning elements, which include links to other supporting resources, so you can differentiate learning for your cohort as needed.

If you have any feedback, ideas for new resources or require further assistance, including a Food Smart Accreditation Audit, please get in touch at education@pect.org.uk

Food Smart Resources Guide    Food Smart Summary of Standards   

 

 

 

 

 

Food For Teeth – Lesson Plan

Food For Teeth – Teacher Resource

Food For Teeth – Tooth Worksheet

Food For Teeth – Food & Effect Cards

 

Food Waste – Lesson Plan

Food Waste -Growing Instructions

Food Waste – Quiz

Food Waste – From Plates Audit

 

Careers In Food – Lesson Plan

Careers In Food – Skills & Qualities

Careers In Food – Mini Hexagons

Careers In Food – Large Hexagons

Careers In Food – Job Descriptions

Careers In Food – Teacher’s Resource

Careers In Food – Careers Poster

Careers In Food – Careers on a Plate

 

Eat the Rainbow-Lesson Plan

Eat the Rainbow – Extension Lesson Plan

Eat the Rainbow – Cards

Eat the Rainbow – Taste Test Chart

 

Grow the Seasons – Lesson Plan

Grow the Seasons Where Does Food Come From – Resource

 

Eat the Seasons – Lesson Plan

Eat the Seasons – Extension Lesson Plan

Eat the Seasons – Cards

Eat the Seasons – Calendar

 

Potions & Portions – Lesson Plan

Potions and Portions – Student Booklet

 

Bringing It All Together – Lesson Plan

Bringing It All Together – Resources

 

Lunch Box Junk Box – Lesson-Plan

Lunch Box Junk Box – Resource

Lunch Box Junk Box – Cards 

 

You Are What You Eat – Lesson-Plan

You Are What You Eat – Extension Lesson Plan

You Are What You Eat Processed V Natural – Cards

You Are What You Eat Processes of Food – Resources

 

Food Miles – Lesson Plan

Food Miles – Extension Lesson Plan

Food Miles – Resources

 

Food For The Senses – Lesson Plan

Food For The Senses -Resource

 

Food for Fuel – Lesson Plan

Food for Fuel – Teacher Resource

Food for Fuel – Week Health Diary

Food for Fuel – Reflective Diary

Food for Fuel – Calories v Exercise Jigsaw Pieces

 

Food for Thought Lesson Plan

Food for Thought – Teacher Resource

Food for Thought – Brain Function Map

Food for Thought – Brain Jigsaw

Food for Thought – Brain Food Cards

 

How Much Sugar In Your Drinks – Teacher Resource

How Much Sugar Is In Your Drink – Cards

 

Food Skills Passport

Food Skills Passport – Glossary of Terms

Food Skills Certificate

 

Food Smart Game Board

Food Smart Game Rules & How To Play

Food Smart Game Question Cards

Food Smart Game Plates

 

Home Learning Resource – Food I Spy

Home Learning Resource -Food Labels

Home Learning Resource – Food Logo Challenge

Home Learning Resource -Create Your Own Meal

Home Learning Resource – Evaluation Of Your Meal

Home Learning Resource -Healthy Restaurant Challenge

Food Waste – Lesson Plan

Food Waste -Growing Instructions

Food Waste – Quiz

Food Waste – From Plates Audit

 

Careers In Food – Lesson Plan

Careers In Food – Skills & Qualities

Careers In Food – Mini Hexagons

Careers In Food – Large Hexagons

Careers In Food – Job Descriptions

Careers In Food – Teacher’s Resource

Careers In Food – Careers Poster

Careers In Food – Careers on a Plate

 

Eat the Seasons – Lesson Plan

Eat the Seasons – Extension Lesson Plan

Eat the Seasons – Cards

Eat the Seasons – Calendar

 

Food for Fuel – Lesson Plan

Food for Fuel – Teacher Resource

Food for Fuel – Week Health Diary

Food for Fuel – Reflective Diary

Food for Fuel – Calories v Exercise Jigsaw Pieces

 

Food for Thought Lesson Plan

Food for Thought – Teacher Resource

Food for Thought – Brain Function Map

Food for Thought – Brain Jigsaw

Food for Thought – Brain Food Cards

 

Food Miles – Lesson Plan

Food Miles – Extension Lesson Plan

Food Miles – Resources

 

Lunch Box Junk Box – Lesson-Plan

Lunch Box Junk Box – Resource

Lunch Box Junk Box – Cards 

 

You Are What You Eat – Lesson-Plan

You Are What You Eat Extension

You Are What You Eat Processed V Natural – Cards

You Are What You Eat Processes of Food – Resources

 

How Much Sugar In Your Drinks – Teacher Resource

How Much Sugar Is In Your Drink – Cards

 

Food Skills Passport

Food Skills Passport – Glossary of Terms

Food Skills Certificate

 

Home Learning Session 1 – Family Food Logo Challenge

Home Learning Resource 2 – Food I Spy

Home Learning Resource 3 -Create Your Own Meal

Home Learning Resource 4 – Evaluation Of Your Meal

Home Learning Resource 5 -Healthy Restaurant Challenge

These narrated presentations have been produced in response to school requests to provide a universal overview or an introduction to a given nutrition theme. They can be delivered as assemblies during a focused healthy eating week, used as part of a dedicated series of lessons or shared with parents depending on the needs and requirements of the individual school.

The collection currently consists of the following:

 

Healthy Eating – What Does It Mean? covers the key concepts of what healthy eating means including the Eatwell Guide, portion sizes and the importance of trying new foods.

Healthy Eating, Healthy Lunch Boxes (with a specific primary focus) relates the Eatwell Guide and portion sizes to packed lunches.

Healthy Eating, Healthy Lunch Boxes (with a specific secondary focus) – focuses on the difference between packed lunches and school meals whilst relating understanding of the Eatwell Guide and portion sizes to both.

You Are What You Eat examines the relationship between food and our bodies and includes a recap of the Eatwell Guide and portion sizes.

Food for Thought explores how food affects our brains and includes a recap of the Eatwell Guide.

The Impact of Food Waste looks at the difference between food waste and wasted food, why we need to reduce wasted food and how we can prevent this through portion sizes.

 

These downloads can be downloaded for free, simply request the passcode here: healthyschools@healthyyou.org.uk

Virtual Assemblies