Get inspired to embrace food education

The Kitchen Garden Project resources arm your primary school with everything you need to teach children to grow fruit and vegetables from seed and cook their own beautiful meals from scratch.

Making food education fun and engaging paves the way towards an increase in the knowledge and skills needed to live happier, healthier lives.

Food education is the solution

  • The best way to teach children where food comes is to show them
  • how to grow it themselves.

  • Children who plant their own fruits and vegetables are more likely to
  • eat them.

  • Children who learn how to cook are more likely to understand and
  • apply the principles of a healthy diet throughout their lives.

  • Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will open a door to one of the
  • great expressions of human creativity.

The beautiful Kitchen Garden Project resources include delicious Jamie Oliver recipes for children, lesson plans, helpful teaching notes, growing units, curriculum-linked activities and nutrition information, all tailored to primary school-level cooking lessons and activities for garden-based learning.


The programme extends beyond the aims of the national curriculum in England, encouraging an understanding of the natural world and a love of nutritious food that will last a lifetime. Embracing a whole school approach to food, including growing and cooking, is linked to the increasing uptake of school meals. This in turn has shown a reduction in absences and an increase in attainment levels.

Our resources

The resources include delicious Jamie Oliver recipes for children, lesson plans, helpful teaching notes, growing units, curriculum-linked activities and nutrition information.All resources are designed to be flexible and easily adaptable to a range of ages and abilities.

The resources are exclusively available online through the Food for Life schools and early years programmes. Take a peek at the beautiful resources below and find out more about how to subscribe to the full range here.