Whole-school approach to food and healthy eating
Food for Life helps schools to transform their food culture through a whole school approach, making healthy, sustainable and tasty food the norm. National research shows that it can increase healthy eating, improve educational outcomes and tackle inequalities.
Any school can use the Food for Life framework and work towards a Food for Life Award, but further support, training and advice is available through local Food for Life Programme manager, Polly Frost, funded by Public Health Devon, including;
- Cooks Network, for In-house Catering Managers
- Growing Devon Schools Partnership Forum
- Transforming School Food Culture
To find out about upcoming courses, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Polly Frost at email@example.com to find out more about the support available.
Food for Life is one way for schools to meet the recommendations of The School Food Plan, and also helps with the new Ofsted requirements for schools to evidence “a culture or ethos of exercise and healthy eating throughout their entire inspection visit, in classrooms as well as the school canteen. They will look at the food on offer and visit the canteen to see the atmosphere and culture in the dining space and the effect it has on pupils’ behaviour.”
Food for Life works closely with Growing Devon Schools, a partnership supporting teachers in the development and delivery of outdoor experiential curriculum that builds skills, environmental awareness, a lifelong healthy relationship with food and an understanding of its production and preparation.