2014 was an eventful year for the Food for Life Scotland team, and the last few months have been super busy with some of our big team initiatives launching, including our exciting new Food for Life website and our suite of food education resources for schools, all sorted for 2015.
The Soil Association’s Food for Life Scotland Programme works in partnership to transform food culture and food systems across the country; so we can eat food that is good for us, our communities and our planet.
Food for Life Scotland is working with Scottish schools and school communities to increase awareness and education of the connections between food, health, the economy and the environment.
As part of our education and engagement work, our brand new and first ever website is an exciting new resource for schools and broader communities, where people can share their good food stories, read, share and comment on other's stories, cook and share recipes and even watch the seasons change.
Here's 5 great reasons to check it out:
- We have a really cool video that explains all you need to know about how and why to tell your story. You can watch it above!
- You can feature! Head on over to the Tell Your Story page and share your Food for Life story. Need more inspiration? You can read other people’s stories before you decide on your own.
- There's recipes galore! Our recipe bank is packed full of delicious and nutritious meals shared with us by the amazing cooks at our Catering Mark awarded schools.
- There's a dedicated area for schools, where teachers can get access to a range of education and engagement resources to use in class.
- Come back and watch the seasons change! Our website is so clever that it knows what time of year it is! Come back to watch the weather change, our tatties grow and the arrival of seasonal fruits and vegetables throughout the year.
So, what does good food mean to you and those you work with? Maybe you, or someone you know has been involved in a fantastic growing or cooking project? Maybe you are or know someone who is an innovative local farmer or producer, or you know an inspiring school cook who deserve to be shouted about. Perhaps you know of schools that are using food-related learning to deliver the Curriculum for Excellence, or as a way of strengthening their links with parents and the community around them. Whatever your good food stories are, we would love to hear them.