The School Food Plan is exactly that – an agreed plan that has the support of the Secretary of State for Education and of the diverse organisations who are supporting head teachers to improve food in their schools.
Published by the Department for Education in July 2013, it sets out seventeen actions to transform what children eat in schools and how they learn about food.
Guidance to support governors champion a whole school approach to food and healthy eating.Read more
Check out the new interactive pages to read about the amazing work happening to improve school food culture and food education.Read more
The update from Ofsted highlights how the School Food Plan and resources are relevant to inspectors' assessment of how schools are supporting pupils to keep themselves healthy, including...Read more
Want to know where to start to transform your school food? Use this checklist to help...Read more
The one thing that all schools with great food have in common is the culture and ethos created by the leadership of the head teacher. The School Food Plan is about supporting schools to make that cultural change – cooking food that is both appetising and nutritious; making the dining hall a welcoming place; keeping queues down; getting the price right; allowing children to eat with their friends; getting them interested in cooking and growing.
We have put together a ‘checklist for head teachers’: a brief guide to the practical steps every school can take to transform what children eat at school and how they learn about food. The checklist is a great place to start the transformation.