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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...