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Meaty Matters

NOW ONLINE and available for download!

NOW ONLINE and available for download!

(Please note hard copies are no longer available)


An interactive education pack produced by RHET on behalf of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) for schools in Scotland. 


This resource is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of red meat in a healthy balanced diet.  It considers how cattle, sheep and pigs are looked after on their journey from field to plate, including animals husbandry, basic nutrition and the place of red meat in world religions.

The teaching materials are relevant to a number of areas of the curriculum and are tailored to the new guidance for the 'Curriculum for Excellence'. 


It is aimed at all stages of the primary curriculum but is particularly useful in mid-upper primary school.









Resource includes the following:

  1. Notes for teachers with a 'Curriculum for Excellence' links and background information.
  2. Background text for direct teaching and for independent use by learners.
  3. Sources of evidence including posters and digital material on the CD-Rom.
  4. Flexibility of use - Meaty Matters can be used as a self-contained learning and teaching resource, can complement existing topic studies or be selected to supplement programmes of study.


Meaty Matters is now available ONLINE and is free to download! 


Click on the links below to download the sections. 


Section 1 - Why Eat Meat?

  1. Meat as part of a balanced diet – Early Stage p5
  2. Why Eat Meat – Middle Stage p9
  3. Meat as part of a balanced diet – Upper Stage p13
  4. Activities – Early Stage p19
  5. Activities – Middle Stage p25
  6. Activities Upper Stage p27

Section 2 - Back at the Farm

  1. Activities Early Stage p33
  2. Activities Middle & Upper Stage p47
  3. Activities Early Stage p53
  4. Activities Middle & Upper Stage p59

Section 3 - Packaging Project

  1. Activities Middle & Upper Stage p71

Section 4 – For The Teacher

  1. Curriculum for Excellence p75
  2. Useful Resources and Further Information p81

Section 5 – Worksheets

  1. Photocopiable Master Sheets for the Teacher p85


For more information, call 0131 335 6227.