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


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. […]

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. […]

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RT @SAfoodforlife: This year marks 10 years of Food for Life Served Here (was Food for Life Catering Mark), and we are recognising the grea…
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RT @KitchenBee: Great to hear @HughFW talking about the power of engaging the power of play and curiosity to change the way children eat fo…
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‘I’ve met parents who said they know their kids should eat more fruit and vegetables but they don’t know how to do it’. ⁦@HughFW⁩ talking at #FFLconference20@SAfoodforlife⁩. This is where we hope TastEd can help, by giving parents and children new tools for trying. https://t.co/EggmLRnZwG
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RT @SIL_schoolfood: "This isn't just about feeding children, it's providing them with an understanding of and engaging them with fresh, nut…
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It’s sad to hear that so often, good quality school meals seem to be sacrificed for cost. Healthy, sustainable food is seen as an unaffordable cost for many local authorities. @SAfoodforlife #fflconference20 https://t.co/V6nFqNTYfZ
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