Food Partnerships and Training
A Food Partnership is a continuing professional development
(CPD) programme organised between a secondary school and its
family of feeder primary schools. It may also have support
from LEA personnel or outside bodies and organisations. The
aim of the partnership is to develop food and nutrition education,
specifically practical work with food, as a key learning activity.
The Food Partnership training is run by the secondary food
specialist teacher. The primary teachers who attend the training
are likely to be the design and technology co-ordinators, who
will ensure that the programmes are developed within their
A handbook has been developed primarily for secondary school
teachers who may have attended a training course run by Food
in Schools accredited trainers. However, its principle and
framework can be used by any secondary food specialist teacher
who wishes to run a Food Partnership with their local primary
schools. In addition, it may be used by a local adviser or
healthy schools co-ordinator to set up a number of partnerships
in their local area between schools.
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