Bringing Scotland's schools and food and drink companies together

Resources for schools and industry

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

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

The resources are free to download and we have made these available for schools and industry to use to deliver similar activities. Feel free to adapt for your own use, or to provide ideas for your own activities. We have also created some tips for food and drink companies when working with schools.

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 an exciting new resource to help teachers and pupils understand how to read food labels and make informed and educated food choices. Pupils and teachers 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.


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 and schools programmes.

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: 29 Aug 2019