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Cook It. Eat It. Live It!

Suitable for: 11-14 years (Key stage 3), Teenagers (Key stage 4), Teachers

This fact book is a young person’s essential guide to healthy eating and living. Topics include food facts, farm to fork, world food, delicious recipes, fitness and sport. Six tactile pictures are accompanied by atmospheric audio guides. An additional audio only section introduces Jamie Oliver’s Home Cooking Skills and includes food facts and tasty recipes. This fact book may support subjects in the National Curriculum and could be used as an educational resource in class,. Also good for home-schooling, homework-help, project work, independent learning and reading for pleasure. Readers include Ade Adepitan, Dr Christian Jessen, Dallas Campbell and Nadia Sawalha.

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To the right of the bird's eye chilli on the tactile picture is the dried bark of a tree from Sri Lanka, which was highly prized by explorers in the 15th and 16th century. It's a reddish brown stick known as cinnamon. Feel along it to discover the ridges in its surface. The best way to get flavour from cinnamon is to let the sticks infuse in a liquid rather than using the dried powder. Add it to stewed apples for a lovely, gentle spiciness or put a short stick in curries or stews it doesn't add heat just a depth of sweetness and warmth. Ground cinnamon can used in baking and is particularly good in biscuits and muffins.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • A picture scrapbook –  A4 large print colour image pack.
  • An Activity Pack, with contents list, suggestions for fun things to do, recipes and more.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

The Inside Story , digestive system
Food, Glorious Food: The Eat Well Plate
Around the World in 80 Flavours, herbs and spices
Great Catch: sustainably caught fish
Witness the Fitness: Goalball sport
Cuts of Chicken

What our members say

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Wow Wow, what a fantastic collection. Full of interesting facts, tips and activities plus some lovely recipes. Well done and thank you. Library Member
Healthy Eating I got to learn about all the different types of food and the digestive system. I particularly enjoyed the pasta recipe. This pack will inspire people to find out more about healthy cooking and life style. Rose
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