Resources for Teaching Staff

Healthy Eating

Picture of children eating at lunchtime

Classroom Resources

  • Healthy Eating Week 2022: creative ideas and resources to help primary schools to be involved in healthy eating week.
  • Classroom cooking toolkit: offers creative ideas to help teach children about a healthy and balanced diet using the eat well guide.
  • Food growing resources: some great resources that can be downloaded for pupils aged 5-11 around issues of food and sustainability and resources around growth for British science week.
  • Food miles calculator: a good resource to use in classroom on the whiteboard to get children to start thinking about how far food has travelled before it reaches the consumer and the environmental impact.
  • Food a fact of life: A range of free teaching resources to use for children and young people aged 3-16yrs to highlight where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating.
  • Food a fact of life: Great resources to support teaching and learning about food and nutrition for children with additional needs.
  • Eat Well Guide: a visual resource that can be used to explain a balanced diet and how much you should eat overall from each food group see below.


Guidance Documents

  • Guidance on Schools food in England: around planning and providing food in schools. It explains how legislation applies to food provided within schools.
  • Guidance for schools a practical guide: around food standards to help develop healthy eating habits amongst young people.
  • Checklist for headteachers: to help improve school food culture and increase the take up of school dinners.
  • School food: guidance for governors guiding them on how to create and embed a great school food culture within schools.
  • Food in Schools whole school approach: establishing ways to provide a whole school approach and benefits of having a food policy.
  • Allergy Guidance for schools: practical advice and resources to help schools manage allergy risks.
  • Public Health England: guidance on food teaching in primary schools see below.
  • The Leicestershire Healthy Schools Team have created guidance to support schools to develop their own Food & Healthy Eating Policy. Please find the document below.