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...

TastEd and Veg Power

Earlier this spring, when it was hard to imagine we would now be in lockdown, the TastEd team was thrilled to collaborate with Veg Power on the launch of their 2020 schools programme. Veg Power is an organisation on a mission to get British children to eat more vegetables...

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...

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...

Sweet and Sour by Naomi Rayner, TastEd volunteer

One of the things that’s surprised us in TastEd lessons has been how the children can’t get enough of the sour tastes like lemons and limes. They sometimes say, "it tastes like poison - I want some more!". I’ve started cutting thin slices of cooking apple as a snack for...