Resources for schools and industry

Through our skills work A Future in Food, many resources have been developed both for educators to use in the classroom and for industry to use when working with young people.

The following materials have been used by partners to provide realistic experiences for the students to support specific learning outcomes and interdisciplinary learning.

The resources are free to download. Feel free to adapt for your own use, or to provide ideas for your own activities.


Key messages about working in the food and drink industry in Scotland: A practical guide

There are many exciting reasons to work in food and drink. For a start, there's a huge choice of career paths.

We need people who promote careers to understand the great careers and opportunities on offer in our sector.

We have developed these resources to help career influencers understand the size and scale of the agri-food industry, the careers available, and the skills required. These materials will support you to promote the industry positively and consistently to potential recruits.

With thanks to:
The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership
Skills Development Scotland
Lantra Scotland
The National Skills Academy Food and Drink
The Scottish Government

Ultimate Food and Drink Challenge

A programme aiming to take pupils through the whole process of developing and selling a food or drink product.

Understanding and using food labels

food label 
coverFDF Scotland has created this resource to help educators and students understand how to read food labels and make informed and educated food choices. You will learn what information legally needs to be on a food label; the 14 food and substances that commonly cause allergic reactions and where to find them on the label; and how to read ingredients lists and nutrition information.

Note: This is a PowerPoint presentation including notes. If you are having problems viewing it please right click on the link and select "Save target as" or "Save link as" and save to your PC. Then open the saved version.


Hard copies of the posters are available by request, please email

Career infographics

With support from Skills Development Scotland, FDF Scotland has developed this resource highlighting the variety of progression routes, pathways and qualifications available to support a career in food and drink.

Infographic: Who makes a can 
of soup

Love Food Hate Waste education pack

Minimising the impact of food and drink production on our environment continues to be a top priority for the food and drink industry. Zero Waste Scotland has created resources that will help young people understand the importance of reducing food waste. These can be used in conjunction with our resources.

Please note
Whilst we are happy for you to use any of the resources listed on this page in the context of a learning activity they shouldn't be used for financial gain or to promote other programmes. Please provide any feedback that you may have on these resources to

Last reviewed: 17 Jan 2020