A Truly British Snack

Design a new snack product that uses British foods

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 150mins

Curriculum Objectives: 24

Subjects: D&T, Science


Resource Overview

Children research the nutritional and health benefits of some foods, and present their findings as a PowerPoint presentation, poster presentation or trifold leaflet. It is essentially a science investigation combined with a literacy exercise. The presentation has the purpose of informing other children about the nutritional or health benefits of one of four food types and may take one of three forms.

For the design challenge, they must consider criteria such as: a product which is attractive for other children and young people, clear about its nutritional benefits., packaged in a way that protects the food before it’s eaten and the protects environment once it’s been thrown away.

Originally designed as part of a STEM based competition, this works wonderfully well as a challenging, multi faceted lesson in its own right. Thank you to Farmvention for allowing us to share it.


Resource Assets

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Food and Packaging teachers guidance

These materials are intended to provide lesson ideas for Science and Literacy. The ideas and materials are suitable for children at KS2 although some differentiation will be necessary for the younger children. The materials focus on researching the nutritional and health benefits of some foods.

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Food and Packaging - pupil sheets

Students are challenged to design a new snack product that uses one or more of the following four British foods; milk, beef, beetroot or oats

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Food and Packaging presentation

Introducing the research task. The PowerPoint presentation outlines the research task and gives children guidance about judging the reliability of websites. It also provides guidance about making a good PowerPoint presentation, poster presentation or trifold leaflet.

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Processing Food Presentation

What is food processing and how is it achieved?

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Processing Food Pupil Sheets

Four brilliant science investigations with clear methodology

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Processing Food -Teacher Guidance

Clear instructions for the science investigations including safety advice

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Researching Nutrition Presentation

Introduce students to the task of researching the nutritional and health benefits of one or more different foods.

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Researching Nutrition teacher guidance

A project overview and suggested supporting websites if further information is required


Curriculum Objectives

  • Understand where food comes from.
  • Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
  • Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.
  • Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)
    • Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)
      • Year 4 (Age 8-9)
        • Year 3 (Age 7-8)
          • Ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
          • Record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
          • Report on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions
      • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
        • Year 5 (Age 9-10)
          • Identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments
          • Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
          • Record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs
          • Report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations
  • Year 3 (Age 7-8)
    • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
    • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.
  • Year 4 (Age 8-9)
    • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.
    • Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function.