Education consultant, Matthew Tosh, introduces tips on how to run a good discussion in a Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 science classroom.
The Junk Food Science lessons use a range of discussion-based learning approaches to engage students in structured conversation about food and healthy eating.
The science teachers are both from Woodkirk High School near Wakefield. They have created learning environments which encourage secondary students to communicate effectively, learn from each other and try out new ideas.
This video highlights their tips for facilitating successful discussion as well as seeing the Junk Food Science lessons in action with groups of Year 8 pupils.
CPD PowerPoint for teachers running discussions on Junk Food Science at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
The Department of Health is responsible for nutrition policy (since 1st October 2010)
The Food Standards Agency was responsible for nutrition policy until 1 October 2010. See this link for archived information on nutrition
The School Food Trust is an independent body with the unique remit of transforming school food and food skills
FastFoodNation offers a unique reference point on fast food, our health and the alternatives
This website provides free resources to teach about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming from 3 to 16 years
A debate as to whether the government should play a stronger role in guiding food and nutrition choices
An article in The Guardian detailing how the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) educates consumers about what they're eating and curb some of the food industry's excesses