TastEd Blog

August 2022

April 2022

In Memory of Lesley Mackley

Lesley Mackley was one of the quiet heroes of both food education and food writing in the U.K. We were so sad to hear of her death in March this year and were extremely moved and grateful when Lesley’s family (Tilly, Mark and Henry) contacted us to say that instead...

March 2022

TastEd comes to Islington

Our year at TastEd got off to a great start. Ever since we formed as an organisation at the start of 2019, our dream has been to help as many children as possible in the U.K. benefit from sensory food education. We believe that taste education should be a universal...

December 2021

Sharing TastEd with School Families and Communities

As part of Prendergast Primary’s Food Week, each class from Reception to Year 6 experienced a different TastEd lesson every day. But, lessons weren’t exclusively for children. Parents and carers in years 3-6 were invited to a Food Week Assembly as part of the Harvest celebration for a taste of what...

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 from...

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 the...