Diet through life

Diet through life

Explore the diet through life.

Health issues

Explore diet related health issues.


Explore diet and lifestyle.

Additional resources

Resources to support teaching and learning about diet and health

This section provides information to help teach about diet through life. Two PowerPoint presentations, at foundation and extension level, provide an overview of the needs throughout life. The presentations are supported by note sheets, which encourage students to take notes during lessons.

Why not also try our new online quizzes on Kahoot, a game-based learning platform, which correspond to each of the lectures. The link with instructions on how to play can be found at the end of each PowerPoint or below. For further support using Kahoot, take a look at our kahoot user guide.


Nutritional needs throughout life (foundation)

Nutritional needs throughout life (extension)

PowerPoint presentations:

Note sheets:

Food route – a journey through food

To help children and young people engage with the Core Competences, a series of focus groups and workshops were arranged throughout the UK. The original competences were rephrased in an age-appropriate way, and tested to ensure that young people understand what they meant and how they could achieve the different competences. The focus group sessions helped to gather feedback from young people about the language used, as well as the design. 

What resources are available?
To engage young people aged ‘By 14 years’ and ‘By 16+ years’ with the Core Competences, a series of competence journals have been created. These act as journals of evidence, showing how young people engage with the competences in a meaningful way. 

Further information and resources for pupils aged 7-9 and 11-12 can be found here. 

Diet and health resources:


CommNet is an EU project that communicates food, fisheries, agriculture and biotechnology research to young people.

To support this the CommNet FAB Toolkit has been created.  Careful consideration has been placed on the learning needs of children and young people, as well as the concepts introduced. Educators are free to select the resources most suitable to the learning needs of their children and young people, supporting those with special educational needs.

The toolkit is divided into four phases:

Diet through life resources: