Links to further resources
School Food Policies
- The Grab 5! Food Policy Website has an example food policy, along with Appendices outlining issues to consider in the development and implementation of a food policy.
- The British Nutrition Foundation’s “Establishing a Whole School Food Policy”.
- The West Midlands Food Network has some excellent resources to help run Healthy Packed Lunch workshops for parents.
- The Grab 5! Action Pack has a variety of ideas on how to promote the uptake of fruit and vegetables in primary schools. It has sections on conducting audits and surveys, and on promoting healthy packed lunches.
Department for Education Standards for School Food in England
Ofsted’s report, Healthy Eating in Schools, assessed how schools have responded to guidance on school meals and healthier eating based on a small scale survey of primary and secondary schools. This was in response to the increasing public concern about the quality of children’s diets and rapidly increasing rates of childhood obesity.
Food - a fact of life provides accurate and consistent information about healthier eating in the form of lesson plans, power point presentations, activities, worksheets and recipes for use with children aged 5-11 year olds, including an activity to make a healthier packed lunch.
The Children’s Food Campaign, part of Sustain has lots of information about the new Minimum Nutrition Standards for School Food, along with information about junk food marketing, labelling, and the crisis in children’s diets.
The Great Grub Club. has a new section for teachers with useful resources and information. The website is aimed at 4-7 year olds and strives to encourage healthy eating and an active lifestyle in a fun and informative way. The website is produced by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK), a UK charity dedicated to the prevention of cancer through the promotion of healthy diet and nutrition, physical activity and weight management.