Food for Life Scotland - Education

'Connecting culture, catering, curriculum and community'.

Food is THE whole-school topic, and here at Food for Life Scotland, we've been working on an exciting new educational initiative which builds on the work we've already been doing through the Food for Life Catering Mark Award.

Our Education Framework is designed to empower schools and their wider communities to embed and celebrate a holistic, whole-setting, 'good food for all' ethos. It enables learners of all ages to enhance their day-to-day learning by providing ideas and inspiration for food-related action across four key areas, namely:Culture, Catering, Curriculum and Community.  

Our website – – supports learners by providing a place for them to celebrate their learning, access resources, and find inspiration from one another. Why not read some of their good food stories - and share your own? We'd love to hear from you!

Other food education initiatives

Crofting Connections

Crofting Connections Inspiring young people in communities throughout the Highlands & Islands about crofting past, present and future 

Cairngorms Food for Life Plan

The Cairngorms Food for Life Development Plan was Scotland’s first regional food plan, launched in September 2010 and currently being delivered with funding through Cairngorms LEADER & Cairngorms National Park Authority. This initiative will shortly be coming to a close, and a full evaluation report of its successes and case study information will be made available in due course.

Find out about the Cairngorms Anniversary Orchards Legacy project

Cairngorms Food for Life is supported by LEADER. 

Farm Visits

If you are a farmer able to host a farm visit, or a teacher looking for a school trip please get in touch with The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) which facilitates farm visits all over Scotland.

School children cooking

Related links

Contact us

Kirsten Leask, Food for Life Education and Engagament Coordinator         0131 666 2474 or email 

Pam Rodway, Project Manager Crofting Connections 01463 725 089 or email