Further resources and activities on food and diet
As well as our ‘Big Picture’ content, the Wellcome Trust has funded many other organisations to produce activities and resources to engage and educate young people about the science of food and their diet
The Crunch offers an exciting array of activities, experiences and discussions about our food, our health and our planet. It has resources suitable for primary school learners through to sixth-form students.
Great for: 5–7, 7–11, 11–14, 14–16, 16–19
How do lifestyle choices affect our future health? This toolbox contains extensive resources on public health genetics – lesson plans, activities and presentations.
Great for: 16–19
With Authentic Biology, sixth-form students can undertake original research projects with guidance from universities. A great way to pursue extended research projects and to understand what biomedical research involves.
Great for: 16–19, projects
Search the Wellcome Trust image library for images related specifically to food and diet. Great for discussions, stimulating debate, lesson starters, research and more!
Further high-quality resources
You can find a wealth of additional resources in the National STEM Centre e-library. Search by keyword and filter the results by age group, subject, type of resource, etc. Explore the library to find topic lists and resources pre-selected to match curriculum areas or age groups.
For teachers and support staff
The Science Learning Centres provide a range of excellent continuing professional development (CPD) courses to help develop your career as a teacher, leader or member of support staff. Generous bursaries from Project ENTHUSE cover most of the cost of many of the courses delivered at the National Science Learning Centre in York, making this CPD easily affordable for those in mainstream education in the UK.