Leicestershire healthy schools

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating



New and noteworthy...

Big cook, little cook case study January 2017

'Our Healthy Year' resources to help primary school teachers integrate learning on healthy lifestyles into their lessons 

Food for life shares new evaluation evidence with All Party Parliamentary Food & Health Forum

European Parliament approves new combined milk and fruit scheme for schools

Local Government Association calls for action on hydration in schools

Tackling poor oral health in children: Local government's public health role

Statistics on childhood obesity, physical activity and diet

The Food for Life Partnership and newsletters - The Digest  

Ofsted Guidance for Schools (Creating a Culture and Ethos of Healthy Eating) (Jan 2016)

New Change4Life healthy eating teaching resources (Jan, 2016)

Sugar Smart app - from Public Health England (Jan 2016)

Food teaching in primary schools: knowledge and skills framework (Nov 2015)

Ofsted new inspection framework from September 2015

School Food Standards & DfE guidance for governors (Jan 2015)

The School food plan - What Works Well case studies and examples


 Archived news can be found on the 'Useful Information and News Archive' link above.


Diet is central to health, and children’s diet can be an important influence on their health now and in the future.
There are growing numbers of people affected by chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. A good diet in childhood can help to protect against chronic diseases like these in later life.

Current statistics show that increasing numbers of children and young people are either overweight or obese .
Most children in the UK eat too much fat, especially saturated fat, added sugars and salt.
Children on average eat only 2 out of the recommended 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
Poorly nourished children, especially those who are overweight or obese, often experience social and psychological problems. This can clearly have a significant impact on behaviour and performance in schools.

Schools have an important part to play in developing a positive food culture in school- one where the healthier food choice becomes the ‘norm’ so that the healthier choice becomes the easier choice. 



This section is aimed at giving parents more information around the healthy schools issues.

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In this section you will find example school policies, useful templates and copies of key national guidance.

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Training and Events

Training courses cover topics including PSHE Education, policy development and promoting healthy lifestyles.

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Self validation

In autumn 2006 the process of self validation was introduced to minimise bureaucracy.

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