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.
The checklist for headteachers contains practical steps every school can take to transform what children eat at school and how they learn about food.Download
The School Food Plan, in collaboration with the National Governors’ Association, has produced guidance to support governors in championing a whole school approach to food and help create a culture and ethos of healthy eating.Download
The School Food Plan has worked with many expert organisations to produce practical guidance to help school leaders adopt a whole school approach to food and create a culture and ethos of healthy eating.Download
Over 40 expert organisations have come together, to produce a free training resource to help all school staff understand the importance of a good school food culture and to support them to deliver improvements in pupil health and wellbeing.Download
The guidance includes: checklists; advice on implementing the standards; portion sizes & food groups; top tips; standards for school food other than lunch; good procurement and where to go for more information and advice.Download
The one thing that all schools with great food have in common is the culture and ethos created by the leadership of the headteacher. 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.
The checklist for headteachers contains practical steps every school can take to transform what children eat at school and how they learn about food. It highlights all the things which make a big difference to take-up and food culture.