News Archive

New School Food Standards Come in to Force

A new set of standards for all food served in schools came into force on 1st January 2015. The new standards ensure that children can enjoy nutritious food at school which supports their health and education. Download the guidance and...

5 Jan 2015

Annual Report Published

The School Food Plan's Annual Report looks at each of the 17 actions in the Plan and reports on progress. It also highlights some of the amazing success stories and outlines ambitions and plans for the year ahead.

17 Nov 2014

DfE announces additional £20 million of capital funding for new UIFSM projects

Schools Minister David Laws has written to local authorities about more funding to help schools serving universal infant free school meals (UIFSM). The Department for Education is now making an additional £20 million of capital funding available, from within the...

20 Oct 2014

Checklist for Head Teachers

Want to know where to start to transform your school food? Use this checklist to help...

17 Oct 2014

Free support available for school meals

Need some extra help? Are you an Infant or Primary school needing help with UIFSM? Or a Junior and Secondary schools looking to increase school meal take up? Support is available.

17 Oct 2014

The new golden age: universal infant free school meals and compulsory cooking in the curriculum begin

The new golden age: universal infant free school meals and compulsory cooking in the curriculum begin

A huge thank you to everyone, in particular schools, cooks, and caterers, who have worked so hard over the past few months to make...

5 Sep 2014

Lighter London flagship food boroughs launch

Croydon and Lambeth have emerged from a competitive selection process as London's Flagship Food Boroughs, an action in the School Food Plan.

18 Jul 2014

DfE publishes pupil premium registration guidance

The Minister has also written directly to headteachers, the school meals team, and Directors of Children's Services in each local authority to let them know these tools are available to them, and to thank them for their hard work...

24 Jun 2014

Minister Letter to School Meals Teams

The Minister of State for Schools, David Laws, has today written to all school meals teams to  thank them personally for all their hard work in preparation for universal infant free school meals. Click here to read the letter.  

23 Jun 2014

New school food standards launched

Welcomed by the Save Our Standards Campaign, and by Jamie Oliver, the new standards are designed to make it easier for school cooks to create imaginative, flexible and nutritious menus.

16 Jun 2014