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Evaluation of the Food Education Programme (2012-2015)

Published: 23 Mar 2016

Report evaluating how all nine projects have contributed to the programme’s overall outcomes.

119 page PDF

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119 page PDF

1.8 MB

Evaluation of the Food Education Programme (2012-2015)

119 page PDF

1.8 MB


1 Recipe for Success (2009); Good Food Nation (2014)

2 Sample size ranged from 20 to over 200.

3 This figure is based on estimates calculated by the project coordinators. Information was received by all projects with the exception of Dumfries House Food Learning Centre.

4 Chefs@School website:

5 'Principles for a partnership approach for the food and drink industry and other related organisations:

6 Interview notes with Project Coordinator. August 2014.

7 Please note, small base size. Data should be treated with caution.

8 Increasing response rate among teachers was proven difficult across all food education partners. Response rates recorded by other surveys conducted by other projects were also fairly limited.

9 Source: Interview notes with project coordinator.

10 Planting to Plate activities included growing crops, studying crofting history and culture.

11 Crofting Connections undertook an evaluation of their project which was led by Glasgow University. A full report of the findings can be found:

12 Survey conducted by Glasgow University among teachers/schools staff taking part in Crofting Connections. (n=58). Two quantitative surveys were prepared: one for school pupils and another for school staff. Semi-structured interview schedules for pupils, staff and stakeholders were also developed for use in face to face or telephone interviews.

13 All figures quoted are based on the survey conducted by Glasgow University to evaluate progress and impact of Crofting Connections. As part of the survey a total of 58 teachers and 72 pupils were interviewed.

14 Crofting Connections collected information on in-kind investment through surveys sent to participating schools. Response rate averaged 20% year on year.

15 Topic 10: Food and Environment topic:

16 PLC: Professional Learning Course

17 Response rate fluctuated over time ranging from 25% to 33%.

18 Interview notes with project coordinator April 2013.

19 Data up until March 2015.

20 Response rate stood at 91%

21 The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland in a consistent way. It allows effective targeting of policies and funding where the aim it to wholly or partly tackle or take account of area concentrations of multiple deprivation. The SIMD ranks small areas (called datazones) from most deprived (ranked 1) to least deprived (ranked 6,505). People using the SIMD will often focus on the datazones below certain rank, for example, the 5%, 10%, 15% most deprived datazones in Scotland. More information and guidance on how to use SIMD:

22 No confirmation was provided as to the exact proportion of schools supported by SBC through the Food for Thought Fund.

23 Scotland's Farming Year DVD:'s+Farming+Year+DVD

24 As part of the Green School revolution:

25 Eat More Fish Campaign Press release:

26 From teacher feedback forms distributed during Year 2 (126 distributed, 106 replies: 84% response rate)

27 Response rate oscillated between 45-55%, with a base size of around 5,500 each year.

28 Note: proportions shown in brackets are for latest survey conducted in March 2015, but results are in line with those provided in previous reports.


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