The Big Food Survey with BBC micro:bit

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We're working with the BBC on The Big Food Survey, encouraging students to get involved in the UK’s biggest ever food and health survey for 12 and 13 year olds, which will take place from Monday 3 -7 October.

Students will be asked to use their BBC micro:bits, pocket-sized codeable devices, to gather data about their eating habits over the course of one day. You'll find a set of these in The Crunch kit for 11 - 19 year olds.

You can start preparing by downloading The Big Food Survey preparation information here.

We want to make sure both teachers and students are ready to take part. The results from this survey could be used in future science classes all over the UK, as well as in actual scientific research - so you don't want to miss out!

Year 8 students across the UK will be able to share their behaviours and opinions on food, using the BBC micro:bit to capture data and their responses. It gives students the chance to have their say on one of today’s most pressing topics and will reveal what the UK’s 12 - 13 year olds are eating and drinking, and how their schools, homes, parents, carers and friends affect their nutrition and health.

So get involved! It's a great way to tuck into all the great activities we've got for schools. Find out more about The Big Food Survey here

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