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Food teaching resources

Food Teaching Resources

Explore issues of food waste and sustainability with our colourful range of food resources. Using case studies from around the world, classes will discover how much food is wasted globally and how we can make the most of food resources.


Howu Dedu, 40, Garba Tulla, Kenya. The region around Garba Tulla has experienced recurring drought for over ten years, and many pastoralists have lost their livelihoods.

Photo Kate Holt/ActionAid

Living in a world of water

Experience what it’s like living in a world of water through the eyes of four remarkable children. Discover stories of heat-busting chickens, floating ambulances and wild weather, as Aasia, Prianka, Shumona and Abdullah show you how they live and learn in Bangladesh.

Go bananas! for Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 is from Monday 27 February — Sunday 12 March. This year, find out what Fairtrade means and how buying goods labelled Fairtrade can affect the growers’ lives with this colourful PowerPoint.

World Food Day teaching resources

John, Kelvin and Mukta faced many different challenges, but shared one issue in common: food insecurity. These World Food Day teaching resources show the children at home and at school, and showcase the solutions which removed their fear of going hungry. Use this pack on World Food Day, as a harvest festival resource or even as a harvest festival assembly.

What is inequality? - Food and hunger

This activity-led Key Stage 2 resource gets your pupils investigating food inequality and how hunger affects millions of people around the globe. Includes the starter ‘What is inequality?’, a selection of engaging activities and three case studies of children facing hunger and its consequences.

Chembakolli: Meet the people

Meet the people who live in the village of Chembakolli with this collection of colourful slideshows for KS1 and KS2 classes. Download the accompanying slidenotes to take your class through one of our most popular resources and introduce your class to many of the people who call Chembakolli their home.

Chembakolli: Fairtrade

Discover how pure Nilgiri tea is harvested, produced and traded fairly in the remote Indian village of Chembakolli. This fantastic resource for Key Stage 2 classes also introduces primary pupils to the concept of Fairtrade and the work of international development charities.

Chembakolli: Forest

These fascinating primary resources reveal how the people of Chembakolli interact with the forest surrounding their village. Key Stage 2 classes will discover the wildlife of the forest, how honey is harvested there, and the conflicts the environment can cause.

What do plants need to grow?

Allow Ramotili, a 12-year-old farmer from Lesotho, to show your class what plants need to grow. This set of resources is aimed at teachers delivering KS2 geography and science and could work either as project on Lesotho, its people, geography and food, or as a set of stand-alone activities. 

Food sustainability - workshop

Jam-packed with facts, props, stunning photos and real life stories, this workshop explores some of the reasons why people go hungry. Meet children from Kenya, Bangladesh and Lesotho and discover how drought, floods and crop disease impact their lives. Prices from £50.