Healthy Eating

We want children and young people to feel confident in making the right choices on healthy eating

NHSP Support materials

Guidance for schools on Healthy Eating

Healthy eating criteria map

DfE School Food Standards (Jan 2015)

The new standards are mandatory in all maintained schools, and new academies and free schools. The new standards include:

  • 1 or more portions of vegetables or salad as an accompaniment every day
  • at least 3 different fruits, and 3 different vegetables each week
  • an emphasis on wholegrain foods in place of refined carbohydrates
  • an emphasis on making water the drink of choice: limiting fruit juice portions to 150mls
  • restricting the amount of added sugars or honey in other drinks to 5%
  • no more than 2 portions a week of food that has been deep fried, batter coated, or breadcrumb coated
  • no more than 2 portions of food which include pastry each week

School Food Plan: School Food Standards

School Food Plan

School Food Plan and Ofsted

School Food Plan and cooking in the curriculum

Food Standards Agency resources

Eatwell Guide

Children’s Food Trust resources

Children’s Food Trust: Packed lunch policy template

Children’s Food Trust: Letter to parents re packed lunch

Children’s Food Trust: Letter re implementing packed lunch policy

Chidren’s Food Trust Awards: Promoting excellence in children’s food

The following organisations have useful resources:

Allergy Adventures


Billingsgate Seafood School

British Nutrition Foundation resources

Children and young people diabetes: A London guide for teachers and parents of children and young people with diabetes: pre-school, early years, primary and secondary

Cool Milk

Countryside classroom

Eat Like a Champ

Edible Playgrounds

Edible NRG

Diabetes in schools resources (Diabetes UK)

Father Nature: making outdoor spaces for playing, learning and living

Fizz Free February

Focus on Food

Food a Fact of Life

Food for Life Partnership

Food Growing Schools London

Garden Organic

Growing Schools

Guidance for governors on food policy

Healthier Catering Commitment 

Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Garden Project

The Garden Classroom

Let’s get cooking resources

Lunchbox Doctor

National Literacy Trust/Boots Opticians Schools Challenge

National Hydration Council Water Wise Schools 

Nutritionist resource: Loveable Lunchboxes

McCain: Healthy Recipes for Schools

Pupil’s Profit Tuck Shop

Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening 

School Food Matters

The Great Grub Club

Toothy Pegs

Top Chomps card game

Veg Power: Eat them to defeat them

Veg power: Eat them to defeat them clip


Local Healthy Schools Resources

Bexley Food Hygiene Resource for Primary Schools

Islington Healthy Schools: Key Stage 3 Scheme of work: Healthy Choices and Body Image

Islington Healthy Schools: Primary School Cooking Guidance

Islington Healthy Schools: Staff summary re overweight/obese pupils 

Westminster resource: The tale of triumph over terrible teeth

Food in Schools resources

Breakfast club: Pupil questionnaire

Breakfast club: Parent questionnaire

Breakfast club: existing club questionnaire 

Healthier breakfast clubs

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