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


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.  

Comparing Apples with Apples by Naomi Rayner, TastEd volunteer

Our neighbour knocked on the door the other day with a bag of freshly picked apples. In an uncharacteristically tactful moment, my daughter said, “My big brother doesn’t usually like apples, but he loves the ones from your tree.” It reminded me that something we often see at TastEd is how children who are only […]

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RT @wash_ks1: We have been investigating herbs & spices through our sense of smell. Our friend Brumda, from the Czech Republic has been hel…
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'I prefer loud [foods] because I don't like mushy tastes...That is why my favourite food is an apple'. A child in a #TastEd lesson starts to make the connection between the sound of food and the texture. https://t.co/jCg1Wz06Z4
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‘It feels rough and it feels like freshly sanded wood’. A child describes the feeling of lemon skin in a TastEd lesson 🍋 https://t.co/ngTjAOboCO
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Today is #WorldChildrensDay. Every child has a right to food, which includes the right to taste and experience a range of healthy foods. https://t.co/yH2YmgHnfk
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