Nutrition

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Curriculum

Food a fact of life website
Food a fact of life lessons teach children about food and nutrition. The activities and resources provided are in line with the PSHE curriculum. Here you will also find the DT cooking and nutrition SOW.

Change4Life school zone
Change4Life has developed the school zone resource for primary teachers to provide curriculum-linked materials about healthy eating and being active. There are lesson ideas for KS1 and KS2 pupils.

The great grub club website
Find a range of lesson plans on healthy eating for KS1 and KS2 pupils as well as assemblies, recipes and interactive whiteboards.

Eat Like A Champ website
Eat Like A Champ (ELAC) is a free six-week healthy eating programme for year five pupils. Year five teachers can sign up to receive their free resource pack on the ELAC website.

BNF healthy eating week website
Healthy eating week 2020 will take place in June 2021. Register online to receive a free healthy eating week pack full of resources, ideas and activities. Register your school.

School food policies

Healthy lunchtime toolkit (pdf)
Explains how schools can successfully introduce a packed lunch policy and reward system in school. The toolkit includes policies, posters, letters, assemblies and surveys that you can adapt.

Food a fact of life website
The food a fact of life’s cooking and food skills module for KS1 and KS2 pupils. Here you will find schemes of work for cooking in the DT curriculum for KS1 to KS3.

Establishing a whole school food policy (Public Health website)outlines the steps needed to develop a whole school food policy, includes a sample policy and whole school food audit. Or use the model policy (word).

Cooking at school

Food a fact of life website
The food a fact of life’s cooking and food skills module for KS1 and KS2 pupils. Here you will find schemes of work for cooking in the DT curriculum for KS1 to KS3.

Change4Life recipes
The Change4Life website has a wide range of healthy recipes that are easy, quick and tasty. Access recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts free from the website. Schools can also download recipe card printouts and the Classroom Cooking Toolkit from the Public Health England campaign resources website.

Breakfast

Magic breakfast website
Magic breakfast provide funding to schools who have 35% or more free school meals and currently do not have a breakfast club.

Breakfast clubs toolkit (pdf)
A very comprehensive booklet to help schools set up a breakfast club with sample letters, checklists, questionnaires and more.

Health fair

Health fair toolkit (pdf)
Tools and information you need to plan a successful health fair in your school. Download a copy of the toolkit and health fair contact list (pdf)

Are you sugar savvy? (pdf)
Play Are you sugar savvy with parents and children at health fairs. Players may be surprised to learn how much sugar some drinks contain.

Parents

Newsletter snippets (pdf)
Over 50 newsletter snippets on healthy eating for your parent newsletter with images.

Dining room

Dining room toolkit (pdf)
Improving the dining experience in schools guidance booklet brings together ideas and suggestions for your school to help improve the experience pupils have at lunch time.

Contacts

If you require any advice or support with nutrition in schools, contact Nicole McGregor: McGregorN@ealing.gov.uk.

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Last updated: 30 Jul 2020