Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation

Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health

Together for more healthy years
Public Engagement The European Researchers' Night

Education program for primary schools

Discussion board to support the teaching of food skills in primary education
Discussion board to support the teaching of food skills in primary education

Education programme for primary schools: How much do you know about food?

Interdisciplinary food scientists, connected to the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health, developed an education programme in cooperation with the Dutch Institute for Nature Education (IVN).

The goal of the education programme is to support the teaching of food skills in primary education. Interactive one-hour workshops from scientists with a multidisciplinary background were given to pupils from groups 5 to 8. The themes of the workshops were the following: why do you eat what you eat, how do you age healthily, what happens in your body after you eat, what did people eat in the past. For each lesson, a content concept was developed with interactive experiments. There was also dedicated time for the scientists to share their own research with the young audience.

The lessons were scheduled according to the availability of the scientists and the schools which registered for the lessons online. Approximately 20 schools in the north of the Netherlands were visited and two lessons were given at each school.

Last modified:29 October 2021 1.04 p.m.
printView this page in: Nederlands