School food

Tackling obesity – the primary school role

Preventing childhood obesity is a key challenge of our time, with many seeing a vital role for primary schools – but how best can we engage with pupils and families to make a difference? Dr Joanne Clarke reports on her research into this area


Questions about milk

What are the rules on providing milk to pupils? Amy Cook answers some of the most commonly questions from school leaders


Driving school meal take-up

There is more to the School Food Plan than universal free school meals. Jo Wild reports on a government-funded project offering support to boost school meal take-up


Supporting delivery of universal FSMs

Media attention may have died down since September, but the challenge of delivering universal free school meals to all of key stage 1 continues. Jeremy Boardman of the Children’s Food Trust discusses the practical support available to improve your meals s


A challenging year ahead for school food

On top of the challenge of expanding free school meals to all key stage 1 children, schools now face new school food standards in January. Suzanne O’Connell looks at the challenges ahead for school food.


Will the FSM expansion threaten Pupil Premium?

The announcement of free school meals for all key stage 1 children was greeted positively by most. However, as we draw closer to its implementation, the implications of this new legislation seem to go far beyond kitchen capacity.


Health schools – A focus on food

After the publication of the School Food Plan, new food standards are being introduced. Helen Frostick explains how her school ensures healthy eating and food education is an engaging experience for their pupils.

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