FSS Response to Cochrane Review of Nutrition Labelling on Menus

Geoff Ogle, Chief Executive at Food Standards Scotland said: “We welcome this Cochrane review, which suggests that including calories on menus could reduce a person’s calorie intake by an average of 8%.

“This supports findings included in our recently updated Situation Report: The Scottish Diet, it needs to change which found that  66% of us agree that cafes and restaurants should …

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BNF Scottish Education Conference 2018

The 2018 conference programmes builds on previous years, featuring updates on nutrition, health and learning, as well as a practical skills demonstration. A particular focus is also on new qualifications and teacher training.


Delegates will receive a full conference pack, as well as refreshments and a two course lunch. The conference is an ideal opportunity to receive updates from nutrition and education experts and to network with colleagues in a relaxed environment.


The conference will be of interest to secondary Food, health and wellbeing and Health and food technology teachers and those involved in secondary food education in Scotland.


This year’s exciting, packed programme includes:

Nutrition science update, British Nutrition Foundation
Food poverty, health and learning, Lyndsay Graham
Nutrition and product development, Emily Robinson, BNF/M&S
Red meat skills in action – a practical demonstration, Quality Meat Scotland
Scottish food education update, Education Scotland
The new Foundation apprenticeships in food and drink, Justine Fosh, The National Skills Academy for Food and Drink
SQA update, Graeme Findlay, Qualifications Manager, SQA
New routes to teaching food as a career, Mahri Dinning, UHI/Perth College
Resources to support food teaching

The conference will take place at the Edinburgh Conference Centre.


The cost of the conference is £95 per person which includes delegate notes, refreshments and lunch.


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Eat Like A Champ – FREE healthy eating resources

Eat Like A Champ (ELAC) is a FREE, evidence-based healthy eating programme aimed at pupils aged 9-10 years across the UK.


ELAC is giving away 500 FREE, printed toolkits! (Don’t worry if you miss out on a printed toolkit, you will still be able to access downloadable versions of the resources online!)


The Eat Like A Champ (ELAC) toolkit …

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Updated DYW Quick guide and flyer

In the light of the changes to the National Improvement Hub we have now amended both the DYW guide and the flyer.

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Interesting Practice exemplar – Castlebrae Community High School: Junior Adventure Leader

This exemplar outlines a 8 week programme that helps learners in  S2 to gain valuable experiences, skills and qualifications in relation to the world of work.  Delivered in partnership with a number or organisations this PSHE course component provides learner with the opportunities to develop a wide variety of employability and career management skills as well as key attributes and dispositions to better prepare them for the world of work.

This is one component of a wider whole school strategy on career education that aims …

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