Last Updated: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Who can help Food Education in Scotland?

What is this?

​This resource lists a range of organisations who can support your food education projects.

Who is this for?

​This resource supports practitioners from all sectors and targets all levels within Curriculum for Excellence.

How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice

The organisations listed below offer free, career-long professional learning for teachers within all sectors. They also provide up-to-date resources to support delivery of food education.

Reflective questions

  • To what extent are partners involved in delivering food related experiences for learners as well as highlighting future career opportunities?
  • Using a self evaluation process, how would you identify which Food Education Partner would best meet your needs?
  • Consider how you would engage with a Food Education Partner or partners to raise attainment and achieve equity within your school / establishment.

​Explore this resource

Business in the Community Scotland

Business in the Community Scotland is working in partnership with Education Scotland and Scottish Government to fund and support the Food for Thought education programme.

Chefs @ School

Chefs @ School aims to encourage culinary and food professionals to work with teachers and children to develop practical skills.

Dumfries House

At Dumfries House in Cumnock, Ayrshire, children have the opportunity to explore food growing, farming and horticulture. Children can plant, nurture, harvest and prepare vegetables in the education garden, and find out more about where food comes from with a visit to the education farm.

Keep Scotland Beautiful

Keep Scotland Beautiful Food and the Environment resources, and related Eco-Schools Scotland topic, support people towards awareness of and action towards more sustainable food choices and systems.

Food Standards Scotland (FSS)

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

Quality Meat Scotland

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

Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland

Find out about REHIS®, a Scottish charity that works to promote the advancement of environmental health through education and training.

Royal Highland Education Trust

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.

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

FDF Scotland: A Future in Food aims to inspire young people to consider the food and drink industry as a career choice.

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Find information linked to National Qualifications.

Young engineers and Science Clubs Scotland

Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland engage 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 by Zero Waste Scotland highlights why it is important to reduce food waste and how to get involved.