fit2cook food education is delighted that the government has made cooking compulsory in the curriculum as from September 2014. All children at primary school and those at the lower end of secondary school will now have to have hands-on experience with food during their school year. This is fantastic news and will help educate and equip the next generation to cook tasty, nutritious food for themselves and their families in the future. Cooking is such an important life skill and it can be easy and fun if you know how!
Fit2cook continues to work with All Saints Primary School in Winchester developing cooking in the curriculum workshops. Working with every child in the school, fit2cook has run workshops based on the Romans, Chinese New Year, Islam, the seaside, Italy, fair trade, plants and many more. We want to share the work we have done with All Saints and are happy to offer our cooking in the curriculum to other schools too. Please contact us if you'd like to find out more.
"In order to meet the requirements for pupils to be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating of Design and Technology in the New Primary Curriculum, Min from Fit2 Cook has expertly and successfully adapted our cooking and food preparation skills to match our topics such as: China and Chinese Food, Rome and Roman Banquet, Saxons and Saxon Potage etc. Our children really enjoy Min’s lessons and we are always impressed by the way she effectively instils in them a love of cooking and creativity, an understanding of where food comes from, an awareness of the importance of a healthy and varied diet, as well as the ability to use a wide range of utensils and cooking techniques to prepare a delicious mix of basic, essential and savoury dishes which can be used in the home."
Nicky Osborne, Headteacher, All Saints Primary School, Winchester