Other food education resources

FSS Healthy Eating Tutorial 

If you are teaching about healthy eating but have no background in nutrition the Healthy Eating Tutorial could be for you - by the end of the tutorial, you’ll know what a healthy diet looks like, why it’s important, and what help is available to achieve it. There is also an optional assessment module and provided you pass you will receive a certificate.

External resources

The organisations below offer a range of food education resources that you might find useful – many of them make up a group called the Food Education Partners. These are external websites and Food Standards Scotland is not responsible for any information on these.

Education Scotland - Experiences and Outcomes 

Find Experiences And Outcomes, Benchmarks , Food and Health Skills support resource and Food for Thought support resources.

British Nutrition – Food a fact of life

A wealth of free resources about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming for children and young people aged 3 to 18 years in the UK.

Business in the Community Scotland

Works in partnership with Education Scotland and Scottish Government to fund and support the Food for Thought education programme.

Chefs @ School

Aims to encourage culinary and food professionals to work with teachers and children to develop practical skills.

Dumfries House

Located in Cumnock, Ayrshire, children can plant, nurture and harvest vegetables, perform investigations and understand the importance of soil and how to manage it.

Food and Drink Federation Scotland (FDF Scotland): A Future in Food

Aims to inspire young people to consider the food and drink industry as a career choice.

Keep Scotland Beautiful

Engages people in a fun, active experience getting to know the good foods, people and places local to them.

Quality Meat Scotland

Browse a range of education activities designed to support awareness of where our food comes from.

Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland

A Scottish charity that works to promote the advancement of environmental health through education, training and qualifications. Through the Schools Initiative, they offer food hygiene and food and health qualifications for secondary pupils in Scotland.

Royal Highland Education Trust

Aims to provide the opportunity for every child and teacher in Scotland to learn about food, farming and the countryside.

Royal Horticultural Society – Campaign for school gardening

This free online resource is designed to help schools make the most of their school gardens.

Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland

Engages young people in practical hands-on science and engineering activities and enthuse them to pursue STEM careers.

Zero Waste Scotland

The Love Food Hate Waste campaign highlights why it is important to reduce food waste and how to get involved.