About Cookin Castle
Food Standards Scotland welcomes you to CookinCastle, an interactive game intended to teach and promote healthier eating and good food hygiene practices to children aged approximately 8 to 12 years old. Cookincastle is intended to provide support in delivering the Health and Wellbeing areas of the Curriculum for Excellence.
The website is intended for use in schools and/or at home and re-play is encouraged by some healthy competition on the leader board. It is our hope that additional games and tasks can be added to the website, in addition to updates, new resources and information for teachers.
A Teacher’s Guide, found on the Teacher’s tab, contains tips and useful information for using the website. Additionally you can find information on the Eatwell Guide, front of pack labelling and food safety information in on the teachers tab, along with pdf’s of our other school resources.
We hope you and your pupils enjoy playing the game and don’t forget to try and come top of the league each month, you and your pupils will be rewarded with Cookin Castle branded goodies!
Cookin Castle aims to teach primary school children about the main principles of a healthy, balanced diet, including what the main food groups are and what kinds of foods should be increased and limited in their diet. It is not meant to be a prescriptive diet plan or provide detailed nutritional analysis, but rather provide simple feedback children can understand.