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Live For It!

We all know a healthy diet and lifestyle is important, but we don’t all find it easy to make changes. To address this issue, Edinburgh International Science Festival worked in partnership with Diabetes Scotland to deliver Live for It!, a programme of workshops and activities designed to help tackle childhood obesity and highlight the possible risks of developing Type 2 diabetes in later life.

The project aimed to encourage P6-S2 students to make healthy lifestyle choices in line with the Health and Wellbeing and Science experiences and outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence.

From 2011 to 2015, Live for It! visited over 6,500 pupils at 102 schools across 11 local authorities.

The programme consisted of three workshops – Eat for It! Go for It! and Cook for It! – followed by the Live for It! Challenge session which reviewed learning from each workshop. Browse the activity listings below to find out more about each of the workshops in the programme.

Live For It! was developed and delivered in partnership with


Cook for It!

Make healthy choices...

Suitable for: P6-S2
Max: 30 pupils
Duration: 90 mins
Live For It! is not currently touring


Eat for It!

The science of digestion...

Suitable for: P6-S2
Max: 30 pupils
Duration: 90 mins
Live For It! is not currently touring


Go for It!

How our bodies use glucose for energy...

Suitable for: P6-S2
Max: 30 pupils
Duration: 90 mins
Live For It! is not currently touring