Education Scotland has developed a new resource to help build practitioners' confidence in delivering practical food education.
The Good Food Skills professional learning resource has been created to support early years and primary practitioners across Scotland.
The resource will help practitioners to evaluate their own practice and make the necessary improvements in Food Technology education and they can expect to find key training linked to basic food hygiene, health and safety, allergens, using food grown in school gardens and even classroom management support for setting up practical food education experiences for pupils.
Alan Armstrong, Strategic Director of Education Scotland said, 'We're delighted to launch this new resource. It will really help practitioners to improve their learners' understanding of where their food comes from, and their skills in preparing and cooking healthy, nutritious meals.'
This resource has been developed following an Education Scotland food education survey where one third of respondents identified a need for staff training to deliver practical food education and to build their confidence in this area.
The Good Food Skills resource is now available and is further accompanied by videos, featuring Masterchef winner Gary MacLean, and information which exemplifies the progression of food skills to help them.
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