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£1million fund to teach Scottish kids about good food

Working in partnership with Sustain member the Soil Association the Good Food Futures will give Scottish children a greater understanding of where food comes from and the career opportunities available in food.

Snacks in a primary school. Photo credit: Pixabay

Snacks in a primary school. Photo credit: Pixabay

Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has launched the Good Food Futures which will provide a range of education activities from the early years through to young adulthood. The £1 million funding will provide more farm visits for more children and encourage more young people to chose careers in food related work.

Speaking at the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston, the First Minister said:

“Scottish produce is enjoyed across the globe and Scots work in many of the world’s finest kitchens. I want people to enjoy our quality food, but I also want children and young people growing up here to benefit from it too.

“The Good Food Futures programme will help more children understand where their food comes from as well as benefit from it in their school meals. It will also encourage more young people to consider a career in the industry.

“In introducing more of our produce to children and young people, we will help farmers, food producers, manufacturers and businesses benefit in the longer term too. This is central to our work to become a Good Food Nation."

The Good Food Futures food education programme is being delivered in partnership with Sustain member the Soil Association though the Food for Life Programme. The other partners are Education Scotland, Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) and the Food and Drink Federation.

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Published 30 Jun 2019

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