Open Education Resources

Our Stimulating Healthy Food Service Innovation (SUSTAIN) Open Education Resources seek to provide food sector trainers with new resources to introduce healthy food innovation courses for their client base of food service SMEs and learners.  Specifically designed in response to COVID-19 impact on the food service sector, the Open Education Resources give trainers new tools and content to empower food service SMEs with the innovation knowledge and skills to introduce healthy, affordable products to market, thus boosting their competitiveness and contribution to a healthier society.

This is a brand-new training model.  It curates different areas of knowledge and skills development to create a course specifically focused on the topic of healthy food service innovation and the future of food, including the power of digitization.

Who will benefit from this course

SUSTAIN will impact the following participants:-

  • Organisations providing Vocation Education and Training to food service companies and representative bodies for food service companies
  • Food innovation networks at regional, national and EU levels
  • Policy makers in terms of public health and economic development

Our Open Education Resources consist of three key elements.

A set of PowerPoint Learning Modules

6 learning modules developed in PowerPoint format.  These are fully editable to trainers can adapt to their own use. Modules can be delivered as a full course or as standalone subjects which enhance other learning deliver.

Learner Workbook

A useful workbook for learners to capture the key learnings from the classroom course. It is a tool to enhance the learning experience and provide extra reading for those interested in going deeper into key project areas.

Facilitator/Trainer Guide

The Modules are supported by a Facilitators/Trainer Guide, this is a suggested course and includes the materials and activities. If it is your first time delivering the course, this is a good starting point.

This can assist tutors, teachers or those delivering these modules to VET learners, in order to provide the highest quality training.