The Film

The Plan

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 seventeenactions to transform what children eat in schools and how they learn about food.

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Resources

  • Checklist for Headteachers

    The checklist for headteachers contains practical steps every school can take to transform what children eat at school and how they learn about food.

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  • Guidance for Governors

    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.

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  • Ofsted Guidance

    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.

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  • Training resource for all school staff

    Over 40 expert organisations have come together, to produce a freetraining resource to help all school staff understand the importance of a good school food culture and to support them to deliver improvementsin pupil health and wellbeing.

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  • School Food Standards Guidance

    The guidanceincludes: 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.

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Resources

What works well

Helping schools come together to share practical ideas and experiences.

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Progress on The Plan

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Access support from expert organisations

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What schools can do

Checklist for headteachers

Checklist for headteachers

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 Planis 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.