For some young people this topic comes alive when they see first hand where their food is grown and reared. Through a Scottish Government award to the Royal Highland Education Trust thousands of children from schools throughout the country are visiting farms and even setting up their own farmers' markets to see for themselves the vital connection between the land and what they eat.
Public funding is helping young people living in crofting communities to understand the part food from crofting can play in the 21st century diet and in encouraging people to return to more locally produced food through Crofting Connections.
We've been funding Seafood Scotland's Seafood in Schools project to introduce our young people to the idea of sustainable Scottish seafood species. They're learning about how the seafood chain works and how seafood can be part of a healthy diet.