Meat education resources launched at Royal Welsh Show

A range of new learning materials has been introduced at the Royal Welsh Show, designed to help schoolchildren understand the farm-to-fork ethos and how to prepare meat in a healthy and balanced diet. 

Teaching packs, posters and recipe videos, available in both England and Wales, have been produced by Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), which has been working with teachers of food and nutrition – also a new GCSE subject – since last year. The Welsh red meat levy board has been providing training courses on using lamb, beef and pork in the classroom.

The introduction of the new teaching resources has been launched with the help of cabinet secretary for education Kirsty Williams AM (pictured) at the Royal Welsh Show.

“The launch of a new GCSE in food and nutrition has been the catalyst for a new range of professional development courses for teachers in this field, covering the whole of the secondary school curriculum, as well as the publication of new resources,” said HCC’s consumer executive Elwen Roberts.

“HCC is at the forefront of these developments, working with our colleagues across Britain in the ‘Meat and Education’ initiative, the WJEC [Welsh Joint Education Committee] and regional education consortia. We’re proud to be launching our bilingual resources at the Royal Welsh Show with Kirsty Williams AM, and will make the pack available for teachers through the ‘Hwb’ site.”

Williams added: “I welcome these new resources that teachers can use to engage young people in learning about the food they eat. They will drive home the importance of food in context of Welsh culture, the economy and how the food we eat impacts on our health and nutrition.”

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