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).
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:
Our education pack of resources is intended to help teachers deliver the Health and Wellbeing areas of the Curriculum for Excellence.
For more information on food safety and healthy eating see the links below
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.
Welcome to Cookin Castle! Cookin Castle is our new, interactive game to teach children about healthier eating and food.
Guidance and Information
- Additives & E numbers
- Animal Feed
- Banned & restricted products
- Composition of food
- Food Allergy
- Food Contact Materials
- Food Fraud
- Food Hygiene
- Food Poisoning
- Food Safety
- Food Standards
- Healthy Eating
- Meat & Livestock
- Novel foods
- Science & Evidence
- Vitamins & Minerals
23 March 2017
Food Standards Scotland is aware that Errington Cheese Ltd has restarted production of cheese. Errington Cheese Ltd was required by South Lanarkshire Council to revise its food safety management system following the E.coli incident of 2016 because of the serious deficiencies that were identified.
11 February 2017
Food Standards Scotland understands that Errington Cheese Ltd has commenced sale of certain batches of Corra Linn cheese.
10 February 2017
Jordan Valley Wholefoods has today (10 February) recalled some of its products due to the undeclared presence of soya.
Publications & Resources
The latest Food Standard’s Scotland (FSS) Board meeting was held yesterday where the Board discussed a range of items across FSS’s remit.