A number of fun games are also available for primary school and post primary school children, as well as other teaching resources.
Schools and young people in Northern Ireland
FSA Northern Ireland has worked with schools and universities to find out young peoples’ attitudes to food, and produced support materials to help them make healthy and safe food choices when they leave home. A number of fun games are also available for primary school and post primary school children, as well as other teaching resources.
What's on a label
“What’s on a Label" has been updated to reflect new Food Labelling legislation which came into effect on 13 December 2014. This resource is developed jointly by safefood and the FSA in NI, and is endorsed by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA). It is designed to be engaging and provides practical examples to assist students to learn in an interactive way.
Food competences for young people
The Core Food Competences for children aged 5-16 years provide a framework to support teachers and learners when teaching about the themes of diet and health, consumer awareness, cooking and food safety for children and young people.
Nutrient specifications for school meals
Target nutrient specifications set voluntary maximum levels for total fat, saturated fat, sodium/salt and sugar in a range of manufactured foods used in school meals. They also set minimum levels have also been set for protein in certain vegetarian products. The specifications have been developed to assist caterers in meeting the wider standards for school lunches.
Broadcast media for children: nutrient profiling
The nutrient profiling model is a tool to differentiate foods which are high in fat, saturated fat, salt or sugar. The model is being used by media and communications regulator Ofcom to regulate the advertising and promotion of foods to children.
Eatright.eu is a website designed for trainers and teachers working with Early School Leavers to support the delivery of life skills training around food, and uses a blended learning approach to make learning fun. It was developed by the FSA in NI and safefood, in consultation with teachers and trainers.
Source Foods Standards Agency, October 2016