A new platform and package of educational resources aimed at teachers and health professionals in Wales have been launched.

To coincide with the start of the academic year, Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has developed a handy hub of resources to illustrate the ‘Welsh way’ of producing red meat.

Its aim is to provide support for teachers of all key stages to present topics ranging from farm life, food production and the origin of red meat, to its green credentials and health benefits.

The bilingual resources, including ready-made PowerPoint presentations and worksheets, classroom-friendly recipes, videos, posters and booklets, can be downloaded free of charge from hwbcigcoch.cymru / redmeathub.wales.

HCC’s consumer executive Elwen Roberts has worked with educational experts and experienced teachers to ensure that the content conforms with the current requirements of the curriculum, from the Foundation Phase to Key Stage 4.

She said: “It’s so important that young people understand where their food comes from and how it’s produced. Local sourcing and sustainable production are high on the agenda these days, and Welsh red meat ticks both boxes.

“In fact, Wales is one of the most sustainable places on earth to produce red meat. The global figures based on mass-production and high emissions are so often miss-quoted, the picture they paint is completely different to the reality of red meat production here in Wales.

“Teachers who are looking to present these key themes to their pupils are encouraged to visit our new website for ideas and inspiration as they prepare their lessons. It complements the new Key Stage 4 booklet, ‘A Comprehensive Guide to Red Meat’, produced earlier this year by HCC and sent to all secondary schools across Wales.”