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Curriculum Cooking 

Cooking & Food Education

Cooking is also a perfect tool to captivate and stimulate children’s interest and enjoyment of food as well as building their self-confidence, so they are always proud of the dishes they have made. In primary schools food education, including cooking and food skills is a statutory part of the primary curriculum within design and technology and science. Elements of healthy eating, especially the social aspects,

are also covered within PSHE.

Little Sprouts can support schools to play their part in reducing childhood obesity, supporting ‘healthy weight, healthy lives, and healthy enjoyment of food.

Addressing the new school curriculum directives, our experience allows us to deliver practical, quality cooking and nutrition education through our innovative workshops.

We take care of the planning, preparation, food and delivery to provide engaging cooking sessions on-site via our mobile kitchen.

Linking practical cooking skills to year group topics, and utilising where available school allotment produce, we help children and school to meet their Science and Design and Technology objectives.


Curriculum Cooking Topics  
Stone Age, Tudors, Food of the Greek Gods, Chinese New Year, Mayan

Design and technology projects
Plot to Plate, School Allotment Soups, Recipe design

Stand-alone Lessons
After School Clubs, Cooking for Events, Cooking with Parents

Focus days
Healthy Eating,
Enterprise Cooking  


Transforming food culture, one class at a time.  Getting young people excited about growing and cooking local, seasonal and organic food, and learning about life on the farm, is at the heart of Oakdene's curriculum.  The expertise we have brought in from 'Little Sprouts' has made an outstanding contribution to meet the demands of the new National Curriculum.  Little Sprouts not just enabled our pupils to understand and learn the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook, the Team embraced our creative topics and used cookery as a vehicle to enable children to learn about culture, make comparisons with diets from particular periods in history, make links with stories etc, feedback was enormously positive when Little Sprouts led open day activities for parents and carers. 

Liz Bramley

(Executive Headteacher) 

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