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The World in our Classroom - Ideas for Healthy Eating Week

Cooking in school is about more than making a recipe – it is an opportunity to teach safe and simple food preparation techniques, and food knowledge which can make a difference between just eating and eating well. Below we feature 3 recipes for you to follow, two of which are Brazilian Recipes to link with the Olympics being held in Rio this year.

Posted on Tuesday 14th June 2016

An activity to get kids involved

Thinking about Eating Well and keeping active? Why not get your children moving with a quick game of Vegetable Curry. Give each child a name of a vegetable, keep the list short; for example potato, onion, carrot and tomato. Then make a story up about making a curry using the vegetables. Every time you name the vegetable the children have to stand up and sit down; they all stand and sit when you say ‘Vegetable Curry’. If you are outside or in a hall the children can run around.

Recipes to try in your classroom

Before starting the recipes why not take a look at the 5 top cooking safety tips for your classroom blog.

View a step by step video on chopping safely in the classroom:


fish pie

Fish Pie 3 ways

This recipe has sections for Early Years, KS1 and KS2 with various toppings to choose from.

Click here to download the recipe word document

Pork and Bean stew

Brazilian Black Bean and Meat Stew

Click here to download the recipe word document

Pineapple Coconut Cakes

Brazilian Pineapple and Coconut Cakes

Click here to download the recipe word document

Get Cooking in The Classroom by Sally Brown and Kate Morris, is full of hints and tips as well as simple and cheap recipe ideas perfect for schools. Try the trio of dip recipes: Squiggly Cucumber, Bashed Bean and Sunshine Dip. These are a great contributors towards your 5 a day, super for group work, tasting, food hygiene discussions and food preservation with no oven required! Suitable for KS1 and KS2.

The World in My Kitchen



Sally and Kate’s latest book The World in My Kitchen includes staple foods and popular dishes from countries like Brazil, Thailand, Finland and Peru. Each recipe has step-by-step instructions and can easily be used in school.

To view additional cooking and nutrition resources click here

Sally & Kate


With thanks to Sally Brown & Kate Morris, Authors and children’s cooking consultants, for writing this blog post.

Whether it’s devising and delivering training courses for teachers or providing bespoke expertise to local authorities or schools, or helping kitchen equipment manufacturers ‘understand’ the children’s cooking market, we are experts. Our measurable track record includes:


  • Co-Devisers of 104 episodes of CBeebies, i can cook
  • Authors of 4 books
  • Product consultants for Lakeland
  • Catalogue consultants to TTS Group Educational Supplies
  • Being commissioned by Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire County Councils to create and deliver cooking training courses
  • Child friendly recipe development for Le Creuset