A recent meeting, hosted by Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) got food education partners together recently to discuss education, skills, and collaboration in the industry.

The participants were eager to explore avenues for improving food and farming education opportunities, promoting skills development and advocating for careers within the sector.

Moira Stalker, skills manager at FDF Scotland, said: “We were delighted that the food education partners were able to meet face to face again to share our many achievements and to explore future plans and the opportunities for collaboration.  

“There were many common themes arising from our discussions, including supporting awareness and understanding of what the food industry does and its journey to becoming more sustainable. By working together, we can achieve so much more and really support educators to deliver the curriculum using food as a context for learning to raise students’ awareness of all aspects of the industry, but we need the support of the industry to help us achieve this.”

Jennifer Robertson, health and education manager at Quality Meat Scotland, said: “We are delighted with the success of the meeting we hosted alongside Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland which has brought together food education partners from across Scotland. 

“The enthusiastic participation and engagement from attendees showcased the shared dedication to enhancing education, skills, and collaboration within the industry.”