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Teachers' Guide

This is the main guide for Cooking and Food Skills for children aged 8-11 years.

Key Fact 1

Around the world people use a range of different ingredients, equipment and cooking techniques to prepare food.

Key Fact 2

When planning to cook we need to consider current healthy eating advice, the needs of different people and occasions.

Key Fact 3

When planning to cook, we need to select the most suitable ingredients, equipment and food skills for successful results.

Key Fact 4

There is a range of additional food skills which enable us to cook.

Key Fact 5

Buying, storing, preparing and cooking food safely and hygienically are vital for health.

Videos: Peel, chop and grate

See how to prepare fruit and vegetables safely.

Cool creations

Non-cook recipes for the primary school classroom.

Videos: Cool creations

See how to make some recipes that do not need any cooking!

Hot and happening

Recipes that involve the use of the grill or hob.

Videos: Hot and happening

See how to cook delicious hot meals.

Brilliant baking

Baking recipes for the primary classroom.

Videos: Brilliant baking

See how to bake a range of recipes.

Sensory work with food

Explore the senses.

FFL Podcast

The FFL podcast has been produced to provide teachers with news and information about food education in primary schools.

Marvellous mackerel pâté

Marvellous mackerel pâté

First, get the equipment ready.

Next, get the ingredients.

Juice the lime.

Place the smoked mackerel in to the bowl.

Next, flake the smoked mackerel.

Remove any bones you find.

Snip the chives.

Next, add the sour cream and lime juice.

Finally, mix all the ingredients together.

This can be placed into small dishes to serve.

Marvellous mackerel pâté

In this demonstration you will discover how create a tasty dip using smoked mackerel.

Tantalising tuna wraps

In this demonstration, you will see tortillas being filled with a tasty tuna filling.

Splendid seaside salad

During this demonstration you will see how to make a prawn, sweetcorn and pasta salad.


In this demonstration you will see coleslaw being made.

Cous Cous Salad

In this demonstration you will see a cous cous salad being made. Cous cous is a grain which is traditionally eaten in the Mediterranean and Northern Africa.

Fruit Salad

In this demonstration you will see a fruit salad being made. You can use any combination of fruit you like!

Fruit Smoothie

In this demonstration you will see a fruit smoothie being made. Smoothies are quick to make, taste delicious and can be made with lots of different types of fruit.


In this demonstration, you will see a dip called hummus being made. Dips are eaten as a starter for a meal or at parties. They are also great in lunchboxes.

Simple Sandwiches

In this demonstration you will see two sandwiches being made. You can make thousands of different sandwiches, using different varieties of bread and lots of different fillings.

Pockets and Wraps

In this demonstration, you will see a pitta pocket and a wrap being made. They can be made with lots of different fillings.