The Food Hygiene Game- a new resource for food hygiene training

An exciting new training resource is now available which aims to make Elementary Food Hygiene courses more memorable and effective for learners.

The Food Hygiene Game has been officially approved by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) as a training resource. The game was developed by Focus Games Ltd and Brenda Black, a freelance Dietitian and REHIS Food Hygiene Presenter. It is an educational board game for up to 12 players, which tests and reinforces knowledge delivered on the course in a fun and interactive way.

Research has shown that educational games can improve learners’ retention of knowledge, and enhance their interest in learning about a topic. Using a board game makes training accessible and enjoyable – questions are designed to encourage discussion, are easy to understand and use simple everyday language. During trials in North Ayrshire, 70% of people who played the game said that it was 'a very effective way to learn'. 

Brenda Black, Dietitian, eQuality Nutrition, said: “Through my background of training people in the catering industry, community setting and nursing homes, I realised there was a need to improve training methods for basic food hygiene skills. After time away from formal education, trainees often felt inhibited about learning in a 'classroom' setting and then found it difficult to apply their knowledge in the kitchen/work place. I have worked with Focus Games to create an activity which I believe will improve the learning experience for all people in and around the food industry."

The Food Hygiene Game explores:

  • Introduction to Food Hygiene
  • Food hazards
  • Personal hygiene
  • Working environment
  • Food pests
  • Cleaning practices
  • Introduction to HACCP
  • Temperature controls

Originally designed around the REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene course material, the game is equally relevant and useful for learners across the country and supports Level 2 Food Safety training. Supplementary question cards are provided where recommendations differ between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

The Food Hygiene Game is ideally suited for structured food hygiene training courses, or as an informal learning activity in the hospitality or catering industry. It is also a fantastic resource for food education in Home Economics, Food Technology or other food related classes at school or college.

To learn more and get your copy of The Food Hygiene Game priced at £60 (+VAT) visit here

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