Schools & Education

FSS works with with the education sector in Scotland to provide support and resources that encourage healthy eating, good food hygiene practice and food safety knowledge. 

Food Standards Scotland is involved all along the food chain to ensure that what ends up on your plate is safe and is what it says it is. We are here to help you make informed choices when it comes to what and where to eat. 

Please note, FSS is not running the Calendar Competition this year – however, we are currently updating our School Resources and developing a suite of resources that will support teachers and engage pupils in healthy eating and food safety issues.

For more information and resources see below.

The Interactive Eatwell Guide Teachers’ Resource

Use our interactive Eatwell Guide tool to teach your class how to get a balance of healthier and more sustainable food.  It will help you teach about the different food groups and the proportions of each one we should all be eating in a fun and interactive way, and at the same time delivering Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes.  There is more information on the food groups within the resource.  

Please note: this resource is designed primarily for use in a classroom environment and will work best on Smart Boards and iPads. It also works on desktops and laptops but please ensure that your screen is set to full screen (go to View and Full Screen).

Supporting information

The Eatwell Guide now replaces the eatwell plate as the main tool showing you a healthy balanced diet. It shows the proportions of the foods that make up a healthy diet. The proportions of food groups have been updated to take into account the new dietary recommendations for more fibre and less sugar.

Watch our instructional video below:

Contact website@fss.scot for further assistance on using this interactive tool or publications@fss.scot for more information on educational resources.

Our education pack of resources is intended to help teachers deliver the Health and Wellbeing areas of the Curriculum for Excellence.

Education Resource Pack

For more information on food safety and healthy eating see the links below

The Eatwell Guide

Food safety advice

Healthy eating advice

eatwell everyday - Our online tool shows you how to start eating more healthily, meal by meal. eatwell everyday includes easy-to-prepare meals and snacks you will recognise.

Teachers, school catering staff and parents may also wish to look at additional advice relating to food allergies and food labelling.

Food allergy advice

Food labelling advice

Cookin' Castle

Welcome to Cookin Castle! Cookin Castle is our new, interactive game to teach children about healthier eating and food.

Enter the castle

Guidance and Information

News

  • 11 February 2017

    Food Standards Scotland understands that Errington Cheese Ltd has commenced sale of certain batches of Corra Linn cheese.

    Press Release, Dairy, Food Hygiene, Food Poisoning, Food Safety, Food Standards, Health, Incidents, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Older people, Pregnancy & Children, Information for Schools & Education, Scientists & Researchers
  • 10 February 2017

    Jordan Valley Wholefoods has today (10 February) recalled some of its products due to the undeclared presence of soya.

    News & Updates, Food Allergy, Food Safety, Food Standards, Health, Incidents, Regulation, All business, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Older people, Pregnancy & Children, Information for Schools & Education, Scientists & Researchers
  • 10 February 2017

    Ref: FSS-AA-10-2017  

    Jordan Valley Whole Foods is recalling products because they contain undeclared soya which is not mentioned on the labels. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya.

    Allergy Alerts, Food Allergy, Food Safety, Food Standards, Health, Incidents, Labelling, Monitoring, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Older people, Pregnancy & Children, Information for Schools & Education

Publications & Resources

  • December 2016

    The latest Food Standard’s Scotland (FSS) Board meeting was held yesterday where the Board discussed a range of items across FSS’s remit.

    Publications, Board, Corporate, Food Standards, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Information for Schools & Education, Scientists & Researchers
  • October 2016

    This report provides evidence on the out of home food and drink market in Scotland,  including an assessment of how this environment has changed since 2012, as well as foods and drinks most consumed and motivations when eating out.

    The key findings of the report include:

    Publications, Health, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Science & Evidence, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Media, Pregnancy & Children, Information for Schools & Education
  • August 2016

    FSS has produced a booklet for teachers which provides an update about the new healthy eating guide - the Eatwell Guide.  It sets out how the Eatwell Guide replaces the eatwell plate, its key messaging, suggestions for sharing its principles by using a whole school approach, examples of some clas

    Educational resources, Food Standards, Health, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Information for Schools & Education