Teacher CPD Opportunity !! Please pass onto schools and teachers in your network

RHET (the Royal Highland Education Trust) offers teachers career-long professional learning and this academic year are offering a suite of teacher learning and sharing events to get involved in. These are open to all primary and secondary practitioners and you can join for any or all of the sessions on offer this academic year on the theme of:

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Food and sustainability learning resources – RHET

RHET are excited to have recently received some funding to produce a suite of food and sustainability learning resources.

Before they begin drafting content, we are really keen to hear from secondary teachers and S1 – S4 learners as to the content they would like to see as part of this resource.


We’d be really grateful if you could …

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Food and Health Survey

Alongside partners across the UK, we are asking teachers and everyone involved in delivering food education in secondary schools to share their experiences by completing an online survey.


The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete.


With your help, we will produce the most comprehensive report of expert opinion on food education in our schools.


Glasgow Caledonian …

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Food a Fact of Life – Education News

Webinar recordings available online!


We have been fortunate to host many excellent guest speakers on our webinars and masterclasses over the past few months.


If you didn’t manage to catch a webinar or event when it went live, then the good news is that our webinars are recorded and uploaded to Food – a fact of life and YouTube.



You can find recordings and the PowerPoint presentations for our most recent
webinars and masterclasses below:


FFL practical food skills and recipes masterclass – cheese making
Video | Presentation

Progression: Learning intent, practical food skills and recipes
Video | Presentation

Practical food skills, cooking and reducing food waste
Video | Presentation

Building cultural awareness when delivering healthy eating messages
Video | Presentation

Careers in food and drink
Video | Presentation

FFL practical food skills masterclass – food presentation and styling
Video | Presentation

Additional needs: Key food skills, adaptations and considerations
Video | Presentation

How to write in an accessible format: Learning disabilities
Video | Presentation

Recipes and food skills for a modern, diverse food and nutrition education
Video | Presentation

Plant-based diets – expanding pupil learning experiences
Video | Presentation

Healthy and sustainable diets – what needs to be considered?
Video | Presentation

How to eat well for you …

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Food a Fact of Life – June – a bumper month for free training

June 2022 – a bumper month for free training!




We are ending the 21/22 academic year with bumper month of free training from Food – a fact of life. We have five webinars and a virtual practical workshop coming up – we hope you can join us!







Developing skills for independent living


Are you working with pupils with additional needs and want to know more about developing their skills for independent living? Particularly around planning what to cook, shopping, cooking, and eating and sharing food and drink? Join us for this webinar with two experienced additional needs teachers.


Thursday 9th June 4.30pm






Food skills, recipes and diversity (European cuisines) virtual practical workshop – LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!


An enjoyable and interactive session looking at new recipes to Food – a fact of life from Eastern European cuisines.


Feedback from previous workshops includes:

“I really enjoyed learning two new recipes that I otherwise wouldn’t have known, that I can implement in my Schemes of Work.”

“I found the demonstration very helpful! The facts were also great!”

“Very friendly and I leave my kitchen with added skills that I didn’t have before. The PowerPoint which ties into the learning is invaluable to have after the course is finished.”


Wednesday 15th June 5.00-6.30pm




Plant based diets – expanding pupil learning experiences


Plant-based diets are very much in the news but there is no agreed definition of what it means to have a plant-based, or plant-rich, diet.  Although people may think of plant-based diets as being vegetarian or vegan, they do not have to be plant-only. Find out more about what makes a diet plant-based and how this fits in with a modern, diverse, and inclusive food and nutrition education for children and young people.


Thursday 16th June 4.30pm




Healthy and sustainable diets – what needs to be considered?


This webinar will introduce the different factors that must be considered when discussing a healthy and sustainable diet, and the dietary shifts that are needed to achieve this.


Wednesday 22 June 4.30pm




Tackling food waste in schools


There are many reasons why food is wasted in school, but an effective way to reduce waste is to have a whole school approach. Join Dr Jason O’Rourke as he outlines the whole school approach to tackling food waste at Washingborough Academy. Hear about actions that you can take, and tips you can use, whatever your school setting.  Also, find out tips for reducing food waste in food and nutrition lessons.


Wednesday 29 June 4.30pm




Can’t make the live training?


If you can’t join us on the day or have already broken up for the summer holidays, remember that all our webinars are recorded and are available to watch on our Food – a fact of life YouTube channel.




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Food a Fact of Life – Education News

Please copy and paste the link below into your browser for a bumper edition of Education News –


NEW! Primary food projects

The first ‘Primary food project’ is now available! Bring on breakfast (for ages 5-6 years) is a six week programme of learning based around breakfast. It comprises teachers’ notes, six lesson plans, and …

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Butchery Careers

The Butchery Careers Website is live – www.butcherycareers.com

There is also a new video which has been created to showcase what a career in butchery can offer young people – https://butcherycareers.co.uk/real-stories/

If you’d like any additional information please don’t hesitate to contact Gordon Newlands – gnewlands@qmscotland.co.uk.

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Butchery Careers Website – Now Live

The Butchery Careers Website is now live – www.butcherycareers.com


There is also a new video which has been created to showcase what a career in butchery can offer young people – https://butcherycareers.co.uk/real-stories/


I’d be grateful if you could share both the website and the video with colleagues and young people throughout your …

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Health and Nutrition Inspector

Abertay are trying to contact HFT Teachers in the local area (Tayside and Fife) to arrange a visit by an academic to you and your students. This is a new initiative, and are looking to build up a relationship with your school.

They would love to hear from you, and arrange a time and date in the near future to …

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British Nutrition Foundation Annual Day – Livestream Information

The BNF will be livestreaming the Healthier People on a Healthier Planet – the perfect outcome for a transformed food system conference, awards and annual lecture on the 23rd Novemeber 2021.

Those involved in food systems/healthier and more sustainable diets, or CSR directors, may well find this of benefit.


You can book your virtual place here : https://www.eventbrite.co. …

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