Make it with mince challenges

Challenge your KS3 pupils to be creative with beef, lamb and pork mince.  Different contexts are provided to add variety.  Completing one or more of the challenges would give your pupils the opportunity to understand where food comes from, discuss and apply healthy eating messages, demonstrate how to write a clear and easy to follow recipe and to calculate the cost of ingredients for dishes.

 

Below you will find:

Make it with mince: beef farmer

A beef farmer explains the details of farming include a focus on:

  • diet and health
  • lifecycle
  • environmental considerations
  • Red Tractor
  • use of technology on the farm.

 

To download a copy of the video, click here.

 

 

Make it with mince - Nutrition scientist

Learn more about the nutritional content of mince and red meat with nutritionist Georgine Leung.

 

To download a copy of the video, click here.

 

Make it with mince - Home economist

Learn a variety of tips and tricks on using beef and lamb mince with Home Economist Denise Spencer-Walker. The following questions are answered during the short video:

  • How can mince be stored safely?
  • What does 'best-before' mean?
  • Why do people bulk cook?
  • How can I reduce food waste?

 

To download a copy of the video, click here.

 

Make it with mince - Master Butcher

A Master Butcher explains how mince is made.

 

To download a copy of the video, click here.

 

Make it with mince - complete video podcast

A 20 minute video podcast which explores the making of mince from farm to fork is available view online or download.

 

To download the video, click here.

 

 

Mince recipes

A variety of exciting recipes can be found on the Meat and Education website. Within the recipe collection six new mince recipes are designed to help students be more creative with mince. To view the recipe or the recipe video, click on the links below.

Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) Activities

A collection of engaging IWB activities has been developed to support students by teaching them about budgeting and getting them thinking about where their food comes from.


The interactives include:

  • What's the link?
  • Modifying the recipe
  • Missing words
  • Healthy eating
  • Costing recipes
  • What does it mean?