Consumer education

The Consumer Education Team provide information to the public on trading standards and environmental health issues. This includes:

  • presentations and workshops to consumers of all ages.
  • taking part in various national awareness campaigns throughout the year.

All the workshops and presentations listed below are available for primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and community groups and can be tailored to all ages. For general information on presentations or workshops available, contact us at coned.team@fife.gov.uk.

If you would like to book one of the workshops detailed below, please contact the facilitator on the number provided within the information sheet.

 

Citizens Advice Education Resource

The Citizens Advice service is the Government-funded provider of consumer education in Great Britain, bringing consumer advice, advocacy and education under one roof.

Visit Citizens Advice/education for further information. You have to register to access resources.

 

Age Related Sales Interactive workshop: suitable for all ages

A tailor made workshop on the law relating to age restricted products which can suit almost any age group from p5 up to adult. It can be made up from 7 different sections lasting from 10 minutes to around 2 hours in length.

 

Barnaby Bear Eco teaching pack: suitable for primary pupils

An interactive teaching resource, aimed at younger children.

 

The Environment & Health - with DVD and presentation

A short film on environmental issues. This can be reinforced with a presentation on how our environment has a profound effect on our health and development.

 

Environmental Health and Work of Council Officers: suitable for p5-7 pupils

The main aims of this workshop are to raise awareness of how our environment has a profound effect on our health and development. What is Environmental Health and what Fife Council Officers do to protect us and investigate environmental issues.

 

Food & Carbon Foot Printing workshop: suitable for p5-7 pupils

The main aim of this workshop is to raise awareness of the food chains and how they are affected by pollution. What our carbon footprint is and how the foods we buy can have an affect on the environment.

 

Food Safety & Labelling workshop: suitable for p4-7 pupils

The main aim of this workshop is to raise awareness of what is done to ensure that food is safe to eat and labels are not misleading. How the law protects us and the role of a Fife Council Food Safety Officer.

 

Food Law presentation: suitable for secondary school pupils

This is targeted at pupils in Home Economics departments in secondary schools. What the UK food laws state and how they are enforced in Fife. We give an insight into the work of an Environmental Health Officer and a Food Safety Officer in relation to food safety. We also discuss food labelling and control of food poisoning and food borne diseases.

 

Food Law & HACCP workshop: suitable for secondary schools

The target groups are standard and higher grade exam candidates or where the study of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) would be beneficial to a career. This workshop looks at how food laws, in relation to risk assessment, have changed the face of catering in the UK and Europe. How a HACCP system works and how it is applied to food safety within food premises and businesses.

 

Hand hygiene teaching pack: suitable for nursery - p7 pupils

  • Glitterbug hand washing kit
  • Scripts for peer-led workshops
  • Workshop activities
  • Dvds, worksheets and games

 

Noise & Health presentation and workshop: suitable for secondary schools

The main aim of this advanced presentation and workshop is to raise awareness on environmental noise. We discuss how noise can affect our mental, emotional, social and physical well being.

Information leaflets in PDF format are also available to download titled Noise Don't Suffer in Silence about noise nuisance and 120 Decibels in Your Pocket which relates to personal music players.

 

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and Respect the 4 R’s to save our planet.  P4-7 pupils

The main aims of this Eco workshop are to raise awareness of how our environment has a profound effect on our health and development and by following the 4 x R’s we can help save our planet by living a more eco friendly life here in Fife.

 

Salt Awareness teaching pack and interactive workshop: suitable for p7 pupils and parents

  • Raising awareness of salt and its impact on health
  • Food labelling, how marketing influences young people

 


For more information contact

Consumer & Business Education Team (EP & Protective Services)
Tel: 01592 583141 Contact Consumer & Business Education Team (EP & Protective Services) online
By Post: Kingdom House Kingdom Avenue Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LY
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