Bite Back Better School resources

Working with educators and food experts across the city we have produced a range of resources suited to both schools and homeschooling environments. Direct links to relevant organisations are included where relevant. 

FEATURE ACTIVITY

Bin Vestigation (pdf) – Become a detective and take part in a “Bin’vestgation” – created in conjunction with Bristol Waste Company. Do you know what’s in your bin? And how much of it is food? This practical investigative task provides a fun activity that’s a useful break from screen time. Does require supervision, newspaper and gloves…

We’d love to see how you get on – you can send completed sheets to: foodwaste@bristolfoodnetwork.org


Resources for use in schools

Food toolkit (pdf) – a wide range of ideas, activities and linked resources to help teachers build food topics into both primary and secondary curricula. 

  • Theme: Food (Food waste, urban growing, food equality, healthy eating, community action, buying better)
  • Audience: KS1, KS2, KS3
  • National curriculum links: Relevance to science, geography, maths, Citizenship, cooking and nutrition  

Food presentation (ppt) – an adaptable visual resource for schools to get food messages across to larger groups in assemblies or class environments, with content suited to a range of ages. 

  • Theme: Food waste
  • Audience: KS1, KS2, KS3
  • National curriculum links: Relevance to science, geography, maths, Citizenship

Resources for use at home

Homeschool resource pack (web) – a list of ideas, activities and resources to help parents quickly find appropriate and high-quality content and inspiration for home-schooling. 

  • Theme: Food and food waste
  • Audience: KS1, some resources may be suited to KS2
  • National curriculum links: Relevance to science, geography, maths, Citizenship, cooking and nutrition

Activities

Food bingo (pdf) – Eight mini challenges for students to complete. Make up a photo / picture collage, or just tick off the bins as they go. Show recognition by awarding class points for completion? Why not encourage school teachers to take part and create a team collage too? This is a Bristol Waste Company resource.

  • Theme: Food waste
  • Audience: KS2 (also KS1 classes focusing on this topic)
  • National curriculum links: Relevance to science, geography, maths, Citizenship, ICT
  • Post your completed bingo cards on social media and tag #BiteBackBetter and #BWCBINgo

Food waste webinar (pdf) – This 3 minute video introduces young students to food – how does our food travel from farms and fields to our plates, and what happens when we throw leftover food in the bin? This is a Bristol Waste Company resource.

  • Theme: Food waste
  • Audience: KS2 (also KS1 classes focusing on this topic)
  • National curriculum links: Relevance to science, geography, maths, Citizenship, ICT

Bin Vestigation (pdf) – Become a detective and take part in a “Bin’vestgation” – created in conjunction with Bristol Waste Company. Do you know what’s in your bin? And how much of it is food? This practical investigative task provides a fun activity that’s a useful break from screen time. Does require supervision, newspaper and gloves…

We’d love to see how you get on – you can send completed sheets to: foodwaste@bristolfoodnetwork.org