Category: scotland

2018 – My Food on the menu for International School Meals Day 2018
March 15, 2018March 15, 2018
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2018 – My Food on the menu for International School Meals Day 2018

By Children in Scotland International School Meals Day (ISMD) aims to encourage young people around the world, with support from their teachers, to connect and talk to each other about the food they eat and the role it plays in their lives. First held in 2013, the day raises awareness of healthy eating and good...

2018 Blog – from Scotland’s Deputy First Minister
March 15, 2018March 15, 2018
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2018 Blog – from Scotland’s Deputy First Minister

Scotland has been a beacon of inspiration across the world for its work in encouraging our children and young people to make better food and drink choices. As we celebrate International School Meals Day 2018, I am delighted to see so many contributions from Scotland to this year’s international cookbook competition. I am proud that...

2018 – My Food cookbook
March 15, 2018March 15, 2018
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2018 – My Food cookbook

As part of International School Meals Day 2018 we were delighted to launch the My Food cookbook featuring twenty recipes from around the world, submitted by children and young people as part of the #ISMD2018 cookbook competition! #MyFood We hope children, young people, schools and families enjoy reading, sharing and making the recipes. Download the cookbook

2017 Blog – Food, glorious food
March 8, 2017March 8, 2018
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2017 Blog – Food, glorious food

Food, glorious food: Better eating can create better learning says Lorna Aitken, sharing some thoughts from Scotland on how and why good food is important as we head towards the fifth International School Meals Day. Lorna Aitken is the Food and Health Development Officer at Education Scotland Click here to read the article (reproduced with kind permission from Children...

2017 Blog – School food matters
March 8, 2017March 8, 2018
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2017 Blog – School food matters

By John Swinney, Deputy First Minister Education is the defining mission of this Government. We want to ensure every child – no matter where they are from or how well off their family is – has the same opportunities and an equal chance to succeed and we are taking forward a range of actions to...

2017 Blog – Food for Life Scotland: Making good food the easy choice
March 8, 2017March 8, 2018
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2017 Blog – Food for Life Scotland: Making good food the easy choice

What’s your strongest food memory? For some, it might be a fond recollection of cooking with a close family relative; enjoying the taste, smell and texture of home-made food made with loved ones. For others, it might be a trip to a restaurant, or a picnic on the beach. Maybe your favourite food memory is...

March 6, 2016March 9, 2018
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2016 Blog – Looking ahead to ISMD this year

Dr Alasdair Allan, MSP, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s languages, talks about International School Meals Day 2016, on Thursday 3 March 2016. It has been a busy year since International School Meals Day 2015 when I visited Stornoway primary school to see the excitement of pupils getting ready for a skype call with Rosemary...

March 6, 2016March 9, 2018
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2016 Blog – The importance of school food and food education

Dr Allan talks about the importance of school food and food education This Government wants all our children get the best start in life. To help achieve that, we need to do what we can to improve their health and wellbeing – what they eat while at school has a role to play. Almost 8...

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