Food for Thought education programme

THE Scottish Government’s Food for Thought programme has been attempting to equip schoolchildren with information about nutrition, with the assistance of professionals from the food and packaging industries.

A response to the UK’s lamentable dietary lifestyles – recently declared “the fat man of Europe” by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation – the programme supports teaching staff in building on existing food education practices.
“We wanted to make it enjoyable, creative and multidisciplinary”, says Vivian Maeda of Scottish Business in the Community, a contributor. Children were asked to not only prepare food but also to think about aspects of its possible marketing, including the design of packaging. Maeda is grateful to businesses who have given up time to support the project so far, particularly Parkers Packaging and ESC Packaging. Schools so far covered include Biggar High School and St Mary’s Primary.
If your compamy is interested in getting involved, please contact Vivian Maeda at