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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Latest News


TastEd Fun and Games for Families at Home

The Easter holidays have come early for many families. In the wake of coronavirus, so many of us are self isolating at home, going a little crazy behind closed doors, wondering how to fill the hours and weeks until children go back to school. Here are a few fun and cheap ideas for some TastEd […]

New Year’s Resolutions

  Happy New Year from TastEd! This is the season of diet resolutions.  As individuals, many of us are resolving to eat less of this or that food. But what if some of that spirit of change could be applied in a more positive and social way to helping children learn about food in schools?  The […]

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. […]

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'It smells like my toothpaste when I accidentally swallow it' wrote a child in a TastEd lesson. If you have any herbs in the garden or in a window box, a fun game to play can be to smell them together and share memories of what each one reminds you of. Oregano: pizza. Mint: tea. https://t.co/0oNIP7Fims
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RT @jasorourke: Fantastic news. Welcome on board @FranABox. Can't wait to see the #TastEd home learning resources. I know a lot of families…
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‘It felt smooth hard and cold (apple)’. One of the activities children have most enjoyed in TastEd this year is a very simple one you can try at home. Bury random fruits and veg in socks. Reach inside with your hand and describe what you feel. Can you tell an onion from an apple? https://t.co/pvXq5RTleM
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These are strange and difficult times for schools but we have some good news at TastEd. We have a new project manager! Welcome to @FranABox who is working hard to help create new free home learning packs which we hope will be helpful for schools and families. More on this soon.
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RT @SOT_Enviro: Great call by @The_Real_JSP on @thismorning on home schooling ' cook a recipe a day, by cooking you learn maths and all sor…
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