Bringing Scotland's schools and food and drink
companies together

About our work with schools

Bringing Scotland's schools and food and drink manufacturers together.

A Future in Food is an innovative national programme, established and rolled out by the Scottish Food and Drink Federation. It helps teachers, pupils and parents better understand the food and drink manufacturing sector in Scotland, highlights the wide variety of careers on offer and explores the routes to access them.

A Future in Food is a collective approach that contributes to the future of Scotland's young people, the food and drink industry and the wider economy.

Working with schools and food manufacturers, the programme facilitates the creation and development of valuable educational partnerships that support A Curriculum for Excellence. Pupils will not only gain a better understanding of the production and processing of food but, crucially, will gain practical skills via real life experiences and active engagement with industry.

Due to the diverse nature of the food and drink industry, there are opportunities for engagement with many subjects including maths, sciences, IT, technology and Home Economics. There are also exciting possibilities for cross curricular activities.

Food and drink manufacturers are proud of the close links they have with the communities in which they operate – and the ways in which they make a positive difference to the everyday lives of local people. With their help and the contribution of many young people employed in or aspiring to join our sector, we have produced a series of films and case studies.

Whether you are a food and drink manufacturer or in the education sector, we encourage you to view and use these resources and play your part in promoting the industry and its diverse range of careers.

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Last reviewed: 24 Jul 2015