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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

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

Genetics, Risk and Lifestyle: Can I blame it on my genes?

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

Authentic Biology

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

Fabulous images

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.

If you’d like support from colleagues, need advice on the latest developments, or just want to share your ideas, browse the National STEM Centre and join the online communities.

About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Food and Diet’ in May 2014 and reviewed and updated in August 2016.

Cell biology, Genetics and genomics, Physiology, Health, infection and disease
Food and Diet
Education levels:
5–7, 7–11, 11–14, 14–16, 16–19, Independent research projects, Undergraduate, Continuing professional development