ThinkVegetables is the go to site for information about vegetables. Here you can find extensive nutrient information, recipes, grower backgrounds, download superb high quality photographs of vegetables / dishes , check vegetables in season and get news on the latest in the vegetable field (so to speak).
If you would like to find out more about the UK’s largest, most high tech greenhouse complex, then follow this link. Growing tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers with exceptional green credentials.
There are a large selection of high quality video resources and teaching materials available.
For more information about the NHS 5-a-day scheme.
The British Nutrition Foundation is a charity providing impartial, evidence-based information on food and nutrition.
Food – a fact of life provides a wealth of free resources about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming for children and young people aged 3 to 18 years.
The resources are progressive, stimulate learning and support the curriculum throughout the UK. All resources are designed to ensure that consistent and up-to-date messages are delivered.
Face (Farming and Countryside Education) have a large number of excellent resources.
Love Beetroot has some fantastic recipes – well worth a visit
The Seasonality Table from the BBC is a great way to see what is in season for fruit and vegetables.
Foodandhealth teacher blog
Has a range of teaching resources available including some good stuff on food miles and sustainability.
This is a great opportunity for families to get help to change their eating habits.
How about some unusual recipes for less well known vegetables and leaves such as Pak Choi, chicory, fennel or celeriac. DGM Growers have some you can download. Click on the book above.
For a whole load more recipes for all occasions, Jamie Oliver’s site is worth a visit. You can select by ingredients or meal type etc.
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS STATISTICS DIVISION
Have a look at this site if you are after data about world food production. Data can be downloaded in a number of different formats including spreadsheet, reports and maps.
Veggycation has an amazing amount of information for education and families
Foodpedia….A treasure chest for nutritional and health benefits of food written by Dr Steven Lin
CheckYourFood is a website for people who want to look after their overall health by eating ordinary food, as food’s no longer about counting calories or following the latest trends, it’s about giving your body everything it needs to protect and enhance your health.
The whole site is displayed in a magazine style format making it really accessible to every user, from young to old, wanting to improve their health.
CheckYourFood has over 1800 ingredients and over 600 recipes available with their full nutritional content and any allergens displayed.
RDA’s (recommended daily allowances), the effects of cooking and portion sizes are all taken into account so you can get a really accurate view on the nutrition in your food.
Not only that, it also has 76 nutrients listed with the foods highest in them by portion size.
All of the information is scientifically backed, so you know you’re getting the latest peer reviewed nutritional information.
Since launching we’ve helped people reach all kinds of goals, from losing weight to overcoming health problems, building strength and endurance, avoiding allergens, identifying deficiencies and helping with ageing.
If you want more you can sign up for a premium account where you’ll be able to keep a food diary, analyse your meals and plan menus to maximise the health benefits of your food. You can also track your sugar intake and the glycemic load of your meals.