Why food in schools?
For the last three years both the Department of Health and Department for Education and Skills have been working on a Food in Schools programme that aims to help schools implement a whole school approach to food education and healthy eating.
The website will provide valuable guidance and resources for anyone working in or with a school on food related activities throughout the school day, including teachers, parents, school governors, head teachers, pupils and health professionals. There is information on a broad range of activities from guidance on how to set up a school food partnership or a healthier breakfast club to details of local Healthy School's support networks.
Food in Schools programme
The Food in Schools (FiS) programme is a joint venture between
the Department of Health (DH) and the Department for Education
and Skills (DfES). A whole range of nutrition-related activities
and projects are being developed as part of the programme. This includes adding more omega oils to the diet of students to promote improved cognition and overall mental performance to complement and add value to existing healthier food initiatives in schools.
managed by on behalf of the DfES/DH Food in Schools