Taste Education


We help schools and nurseries to deliver taste education, to give every child the opportunity to experience the joy of fresh vegetables and fruits.  We believe learning about food should be more carrot, less stick

What is our aim?

TastEd is a group of educators, writers and campaigners working to change the way that food education is taught in the U.K. and beyond. Our aim is to help build a generation of children who have a wider palate for healthy foods, especially vegetables and fruits, and a positive relationship with food and their own bodies.

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What do we do?

TastEd offers a system of fun sensory food lessons based on the Sapere method, which has been used with great success in many European counties for decades. In Sapere lessons a child learns to respond to many different foods – mostly vegetables and fruits – with all the five senses.

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What is TastEd?


Latest News


What’s in a name? The Story of Sapere

  Stina Algotson is Chair of the Board of Sapere international. Her presentation at the Sapere conference held in Cambridge in October told us that the Latin word ’sapere’ (pronounced ‘sap-er-ay’) means “to know”, “to be able to”, “to taste” and “to feel”.   Latin-dictionary.net adds that the three meanings are 1. Have sense 2. […]

TastEd hosts International Symposium on Taste Education

We’ve never had two days quite like it.  We sniffed mint and we sipped seaweed broth from Japan. We tasted crunchy and quiet foods with headphones on. We heard about taste schools in Norway and the Netherlands and portion sizes in Singapore. We learned that every meal is an education. We listened to singing waiters. […]

Food Hero of the Year nomination for TastEd founder

We are proud to report that TastEd founder Jason O’Rourke has been nominated for the ‘Food Hero of the Year’ Award by the Caroline Walker Trust, which is dedicated to the improvement of public health through good food.  

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‘The little ones remind me of a swarm of ants’. A year 6 child writes about tomatoes in a TastEd lesson. 🍅 https://t.co/RLt0Pp11uw
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RT @wash_fs2: Apple and Cherry Tree classes were 'Touch Detectives' in their TastEd lesson. They had to guess by touch alone what was in th…
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RT @wash_ks1: Comparing the feel of the outside of the orange to the inside - there’s juice inside which makes it soft ⁦@tastedfeed⁩ ⁦@Kitc…
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the Latin word ’sapere’ (pronounced ‘sap-er-ay’) means “to know”, “to be able to”, “to taste” and “to feel”. An interview with Stina Algotson of Sweden, who is the person who taught the TastEd team all about taste education and the Sapere method. https://t.co/xNSwceU2qI
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What's in a name? The Story of Sapere - Taste Education. A new blog on our website: an interview with Stina Algotson, the head of Sapere International. By Naomi Rayner. https://t.co/xNSwceU2qI
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