Food for Thought During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Schools may be closed but that doesn’t mean we have to stop learning new things.

Luckily, we’ve got stacks of interactive healthy eating and food safety challenges – like the Eatwell Guide and Allergen Action, to help you discover more about these tasty and important tasty topics.

So have a go at one of Food Standards Scotland's interactive games to test your knowledge. Here are just a few that you can try:

Storage Solutions

A cartoon cupboard and fridge with the doors open revealing the insides that are bare.

Do you keep eggs in the fridge or the cupboard?

How about bread?

Which shelf do you put meat on in the fridge?

Discover the correct conditions for food storage and learn why you store certain food in the fridge vs the cupboard.

Interactive Eatwell Guide

A circle divided into different segments with different food in them

Learn about a balanced, healthy and sustainable diet. How does this compare to your own? Record a food diary for a few days, play the interactive game and learn about the positive changes you can make to your diet.

Bacteria Busters

A cartoon image of a kitchen with lots of different items everywhere

Identify the food safety hazards in the Crazy Kitchen to find out where bacteria might grow and how you can reduce the risk of it happening.

Allergen Action 

An image of different allergens and what food they might be in

Read our fact sheet to become more familiar with food allergens, then take a look at food labels in your home. How do they identify allergens?

If you know anyone who has a food allergy, why not tell them about the food allergy alerts that you can sign up for on the FSS website.

Head back to the Food Standards Scotland hub for more information on food safety, healthy eating tips and more.