Learning about healthy eating

The Government plans to introduce cooking into the curriculum for key stages one to three from September 2014. The key aim is to ensure pupils can make up to 20 savoury dishes before taking their GCSE exams.

They plan to train higher level teaching assistants to do some of the teaching and to recruit more food technology teachers.

Schools Secretary, Ed Balls says "It's not going to be just the technology of food, it will be how you can use simple ingredients, simple recipes, so that children and young people can be prepared for adult life."