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 plate

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:

Veg Power: Eat them to defeat them

Veg power: Eat them to defeat them clip

Let's get cooking resources

British Nutrition Foundation resources

Guidance for governors on food policy

Focus on Food

National Hydration Council Water Wise Schools 

Food for Life Partnership

Food Growing Schools London

Growing Schools

Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening 

Garden Organic

The Great Grub Club

Edible Playgrounds

Cool Milk

School Food Matters

Diabetes in schools resources (Diabetes UK)

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

Lunchbox Doctor


Billingsgate Seafood School

Eat Like a Champ

Nutritionist resource: Loveable Lunchboxes

Pupil's Profit Tuck Shop

Toothy Pegs

Edible NRG

Jamie Oliver's Kitchen Garden Project

The Garden Classroom

McCain: Healthy Recipes for Schools

Tesco Farm to Fork Project

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

Allergy Adventures

Top Chomps card game

National Literacy Trust/Boots Opticians Schools Challenge

Fizz Free February

Local Healthy Schools Resources

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 

Bexley Food Hygiene Resource for Primary Schools

Westminster resource: The tale of triumph over terrible teeth

Food in Schools resources

Healthier breakfast clubs

Breakfast club: Pupil questionnaire

Breakfast club: Parent questionnaire

Breakfast club: existing club questionnaire