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Food for thought

Education / Young People
Scottish schools will be providing more food education for pupils thanks to a £1 million fund.

The Food for Thought Education Fund will help pupils learn about all aspects of food. The fund will encourage teachers to develop projects inspired by the extensive programme of major events planned for 2014 which includes the Year of Homecoming, the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, creating a legacy for young people for years to come.
Funding of up to £5,000 will be available to teachers to support at least 200 projects over 2013-15, each of which will be topped-up with a direct financial or in-kind contribution from the private sector.
Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead said:
“It’s about helping our young, through the topic of food, engage with the exciting events of 2014 where activities such as the Commonwealth Games put our nation on the world stage.
“It also provides a great opportunity for working across disciplines in schools giving pupils a chance to learn about subjects as varied as the logistics and food safety implications of providing food and drink at the Commonwealth Games to how our food has changed in the centuries since Bannockburn."