Please find below Food Education News for June 2017, which includes links to resources to support Food & Health as well as information about opportunities for staff and pupils.
Food Health news JUNE 2017
1. Using food as a context to raise attainment & close the gap
Scottish Learning Festival Thursday 21st September 10.45am – 11.45am
Using exemplars from schools across Scotland, this workshop aims to empower practitioners to consider innovative and creative ways in using food as a context for promoting equity and excellence for our children and young people. Hear from teachers and partners who have implemented and measured positive change using food at the heart of learning.
2. Food & Health Benchmarks now published on the National Improvement Hub
Curriculum for Excellence Benchmarks
3. Progression of skills exemplar Skills at the Heart of the Curriculum
These short videos demonstrate the progression of skills in one primary setting, looking at the experience from a range of key stakeholders.
4. BNF Health Eating Week 12 to 16 June 2017
Is your school registered for BNF Healthy Eating Week? To date, an incredible 8,038 nursery practitioners and primary/secondary teachers have registered for BNF Healthy Eating Week 2017.
Register now and you will receive a number free resources, as well as the opportunity to join in health challenges and cook-a-longs!
- Revised Nutritional Analysis
Guidance for schools and local authorities to demonstrate compliance with nutrient standards can be found on the National Improvement Hub.
Revised Nutritional Analysis
- SQA N5 course assessment changes 2017 – 2018
Hospitality: Practical Cake Craft http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/56929.html
Hospitality: Practical Cookery http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47439.html
Between April and September 2017, SQA are running a programme of subject specific webinars which focus on the requirements of the revised National 5 course assessments being introduced in 2017-18.
For some subjects, SQA are publishing audio presentations that cover the same content as webinars. These will be published between May and September 2017. http://www.understandingstandards.org.uk/Subjects/Hospitality
The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) is Scotland’s awarding body for a number qualifications in Food Safety, Food and Health, Control of Infection and Occupational Health and Safety. REHIS has worked in partnership with Food Standards Scotland for many years to make the Elementary Food Hygiene Course and Introduction to Food Hygiene Course available to secondary schools all over Scotland. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 229 2968.
- Food & Drink Federation Scotland
Video resource looking at what the food industry is doing to reduce sugars in food.
- Food Standards Scotland ‘Munch That Lunch’ competition **Closing date 9th June 2017
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is running a competition inviting P4-P7 pupils from Scottish primary schools to design and draw a healthy and balanced packed lunch based on the Eatwell Guide and using our Munch That Lunch Guidance. The full briefing and entry form can be accessed online via www.foodstandards.gov.scot/teachers
- Children’s Food Trust
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- Food and drink Career showcase Thursday 14 September at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.
The College Development Network (CDN) Food and Drink Industry Expo is designed for education practitioners, pupils and students. This hands-on event showcases the opportunities available in a fast-growing sector. The Food and Drink Industry offers careers in:
Design and innovation
Product development and production.
The event takes place 1300 to 1800 Thursday 14 September at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.
Find out more and sign up yourself and your pupils.
- Better Eating, Better Learning – 3 easy steps
- BEBL online support materials
- Follow activity on Twitter @BEBLScot
- Join our BEBL Glow community http://bit.ly/beblhome
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