Taste for Life in your nursery
Working with our lovely food expert, Lucy, we have created a set of fun and educational resources that will help little ones enjoy good food from a young age. Everything you need to get started is here.
The Leaders guide is your starting point providing practical tips on planning and running activity sessions. It’s all about helping children discover fruit and vegetables through discovery, discussion, game play, craft and songs.
Each activity plan is based on seasonal fruit and vegetables so you can make the most of the produce available to you locally. The activity sheets will be changed on a seasonal basis - why not take a look at the Winter sheets available now featuring brussel sprouts, bananas, satsumas and cauliflower.
Parents also play an important part in carrying on with Taste for Life activities at home so point them in the direction of the dedicated parents section of this website which is full of more fun things for children to do with food at home with their families.
All across the UK nurseries have embarked on their own Taste for Life food adventure. Hear how their food journey is going here and don’t forget to tell us about yours. You can also see Taste for Life in action in this short video
Let your food adventure continue with our new Winter activities...
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Cauliflower has high amounts of Vitamin C inside which can keep us healthy. Cauliflower is high in Folate and Dietary Fibre. Folate is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells. It is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy.
Satsumas contain Vitamins C and Folic Acid. Vitamin C helps the body fight illness and infection and keeps us feeling healthy. It also helps the body absorb iron from other foods.
Are packed with Vitamin C which is important for healthy skin and bones and helps Iron absorption. They also contain cancer-fighting phytochemicals. Boiling reduces the level of the anti-cancer compounds, steaming, microwaving and stir frying minimises the loss.
Banana’s are a good source of Potassium, Vitamin B6 and Folic Acid. Vitamin B6 is something often missing from children’s diets and is known to help skin problems and nerve problems. It also helps the body to absorb protein and carbohydrate.