TastEd Blog


November 2021

TastEd and The University of Cambridge Primary School

One of the projects that we’ve been most excited about over the past few months has been a collaboration with the University of Cambridge Primary School. The school is one of the first (along with Washingborough Academy in Lincolnshire) to adopt TastEd in every year group and the feedback...

September 2021

A Teacher’s View – Sensory Food Education in the Early Years

Ruth Platt - Senior Lecturer Practitioner in Education at Anglia Ruskin University Many schools report that children coming out of lockdown have returned to school less healthy than before the pandemic. To help children to become mentally and physically healthier, it is time that food education is brought out of...

August 2021

May 2021

In Memory of Einar Risvik, Taste Education Pioneer

All of us at TastEd were so sad to hear the news that Einar Risvik died of cancer on Sunday 23rd May in Oslo.  Einar was the person who introduced sensory education for children in Norway – the equivalent of TastEd. He was one of the creators of Norwegian...

February 2021

Happier meals with Bee Wilson and Kim Smith

On Tuesday the 16th February TastEd hosted a brilliant talk between renowned food writer and co-founder of TastEd  Bee Wilson and food educator and TastEd co-chair Kim Smith. We were joined on YouTube and Facebook live by over 100 people. An informal hour of discussion took place covering how the...

June 2020

Herbs & Memories by Naomi Rayner

If you want to get an idea of TastEd, one of the simplest ways is to take a fresh mint leaf, smell it and try to say what it reminds you of. We do this as an ice breaker in our teacher training sessions and we also do it...

Playing with Your Food by A Parent

Like many people, I was brought up not to play with my food.  To those of the wartime generation, there was an understandable fear of wasting so much as a scrap and a sense that playing with what was on your plate somehow disrespectful.  But what if playing with...