A brief self-review tool to help schools work out the degree to which they are already implementing whole school approaches to food.
Recommendations and resources to help schools plan how to implement key principles of the whole school approach, including estimates of costs and likely impact.
We have worked closely with representatives from schools to bring all of the evidence, advice and recommendations together all in one place - to make it easier for schools to adopt whole schools approaches to food
Try out our free self-review tool for you to measure your current level of implementation, with generated text that you can use on your school website.
What are whole school approaches to food?
A whole school approach to food means adopting approaches across the whole school day that support children to make healthy food choices, including a healthy food culture around food, offering consistency in the quality of foods provided, providing a healthy eating culture, educating children about diet, and using food to learn.
Why adopt whole school approaches to food?
All schools are now encouraged by the World Health Organisation to adopt a whole school approach to food and it is probable that schools will be mandated to provide a statement on their website of how they will implement this approach. By adopting this approach, schools can help to reduce inequalities in children’s diet quality and instil lifelong healthy eating habits, skills, knowledge and norms around food.