Whole school food policy
A Whole School Food Policy is a shared, evolving document
for all stakeholders that interact with your school. It expresses
a common vision of the ethos, status and role of all aspects
of food within your school. It encourages all aspects of food
to be brought together, clearly, coherently and consistently.
Food in schools includes:
- The formal curriculum, e.g. subjects
(design and technology, science, personal,
social and health education, citizenship),
equipment and resources, ingredient provision and continuing
professional development for staff.
- Extra curricular activities,
club, school gardens.
- Participation in national
events and initiatives, e.g. National School Fruit Scheme,
National Healthy School Standard,
Growing Schools, Focus on Food and Sainsbury's Taste of Success.
of food at school, e.g. breakfast
lunch, vending, fluid
consumption and use
of food as a reward.
- Consumption of food at school, e.g. eating environment,
service style, time, pupils bringing food to schools, packed
lunches (including information to parents) and commercial food vans.
and lettings at school, e.g. school fete.
- Pastoral care
and welfare issues, e.g. behaviour, free school lunches.
The process of developing
a policy facilities staff discussion, provides a clear audit
of the role and profile of food in
any school and engages all staff towards its successful establishment.
Arguably, the process is more important than the final document.
information... Download the booklet “Establishing
a whole school food policy – Bringing together messages
about food throughout the whole school day”