When we first started many parents didn't know how to cook. Now they realise it's a great way to spend time with their kids.
Alison Dukes, teaching assistant
St John's Primary School, Somerset
Cooking is a basic life skill which all young people deserve to be taught throughout their school life. Unless children learn to cook they cannot successfully make healthy eating choices and take full control of their food lives.
We hope that teachers and schools will work to integrate cooking into the curriculum and that parents and community members will find opportunities to get young people interested in cooking and learn valuable life skills. Cooking food at school is one way in which schools can work towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold Mark awarded by the Food for Life Partnership - and we offer fantastic cooking resources to all schools that enrol.
COOK SCHOOL Fresh
COOK SCHOOL fresh is a free tool for teaching cooking developed by our partner Focus on Food. It has been designed to help promote, encourage and support the development of cooking skills. Resources and recipes are available on the COOK SCHOOL fresh website and you can also download as a Android or iPhone app.
You can search a bank of tried and tested recipes which are all searchable by a range of criteria including pupil age group, seasonality and key ingredients.
Just go to www.cookschoolfresh.co.uk to get started!