The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched frozen food education packs to secondary schools across the UK. The packs have been created to assist food technology teachers and educate pupils on the benefits of frozen food.
The frozen food education packs were launched for the current school term and are available to food technology teachers as teaching aids, in the form of two lesson plans along with assisting material.
Aimed at pupils in Key Stage 3, or year nine, the education packs contain information, lesson plans and materials which are aligned to the school syllabus. The packs are offered as an optional aid for secondary school teachers, providing them with detailed lesson plans and structured guidelines.
The lesson plans and supporting materials teach pupils about nutrition, food waste, value and cooking methods. A practical lesson plan gives pupils the opportunity to cook a dish of their choice using frozen ingredients.
Speaking about the launch of the education packs, BFFF chief executive Brian Young said: “These packs will provide a superb tool for food technology teachers, with several activities that are compatible with the syllabus. The new school year can be a busy time, with meetings, planning and lesson preparation. We hope these packs can help free up what little time teachers have – in the form of detailed and fully referenced education packs.”
BFFF has amassed a bank of evidence that promotes the many benefits of frozen food, the data has been used to create fun and clear lesson plans. Facts about frozen food will be provided to year nine students at a stage when they are starting to develop their cooking skills.
Mr Young added: “The education packs are a great way to show school pupils how to reduce waste and maintain a balanced diet with their food choices, while also saving money. The education packs are another step in our efforts to help the public form an educated perception of frozen food.”
Teachers can download the resource direct from http://bfff.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Education-Packs-Sept-14.pdf