The FoodTalk Game is an educational board game created by nutrition experts to help improve health and wellbeing in the under 5's.
The game is designed for anyone working in Early Years and provides an informal opportunity for learning and discussing essential food & health topics for young children:
- Health Visitors
- Nursery Nurses
- Family Support Workers
- Dietetic Assistants
- Early Years service providers
The Board Game
The game is built around the latest national guidelines and scientific evidence and helps professionals and parents to support the health and nutrition needs of children under 5.
Each game contains a range of scenario and question cards designed to stimulate discussions that raise awareness about a range of food & health related topics relevant to young children.
The game supports continuing professional development by encouraging creative discussions and active learning. It is an engaging, memorable and cost-effective way to keep knowledge and skills up-to-date.
The FoodTalk Game has been developed in line with the Eat Better, Start Better guidelines and supports the new OFSTED common assessment framework for nutrition and health.
The game includes a CPD template for players to record key learnings and describe how knowledge gained from the game will be incorporated into their practice.
Using The Foodtalk Game
There are lots of ways that you can use The FoodTalk Game. Here are some suggestions…
“Bite sized” Staff Training
Is there a particular area of health, physical activity or nutrition that you'd like to focus on and improve? The game covers the following nutrition topics, so you can play one topic per training session if you want to focus on a specific area of learning.
- Food groups
- Selective eating
- Nutritional considerations
- Other healthy habits
Nutrition & Physical Activity Interventions
Invite the parents & carers of young children to play as a fun, educational nutrition and physical activity intervention. This might be a one-off intervention around a specific topic, and you can select relevant cards depending on the goals of the intervention.
Or, it might be a 4 - 5 week intervention, where a different topic is played each week and knowledge is built up over time. You can measure changes in behaviour and attitude before and after playing the game using the downloadable questionnaire. We’d recommend that you establish and review goals with families on a weekly basis.
Early Years Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
The game makes an excellent learning resource for team meetings or training days. After playing the game you can draw up an action plan or complete CPD forms using our downloadable templates to identify how you will put what you’ve learned into practice.
You can use the document in the link below to find other sources for further information:
How to Buy
To order a copy of the game simply visit the Focus Games Ltd secure online shop. You can order games online and pay by credit card and PayPal or ask for a purchase order.
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£60.00 EXC VAT
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