Self-funding healthy tuck shops

Written by: Pupils Profit | Published:

Healthy Tuck Shops give children an opportunity to practise enterprise skills and to make a profit.

By allowing older children to operate the tuck shop, it becomes something that the younger children aspire to be a part of, both as a customer and later as a member of the enterprise team.

The result is a successful business that contributes to building healthy eating habits throughout the school.

Pupils Profit offer easy-to-use Enterprise Training Toolkits to help children set up their Healthy Tuck Shop and to give them a system to work to.

The Pupils Profit range of Healthy Tuck Shop snacks are fully within the Children’s Food Trust guidelines, and extremely popular.

The children in the enterprise team will develop many valuable skills by running their business. They will have a good understanding of a simple business model, and each child will be appointed to a specific job role to contribute to making their tuck shop a success (they will also have self-assessed their own skills in the application process for the job roles).

The regular opening of the tuck shops helps embed the children’s learning, so that it becomes second nature to handle money and to analyse data. The pupils will build confidence as they take responsibility and realise achievements, and they’ll see the positive contribution that creativity makes in their marketing and product displays. Members of the enterprise team also report enjoying getting to know children in other years through running the tuck shop.

To find out more about the Healthy Tuck Shop and Stationery Shop enterprise initiatives, visit or get in touch directly via and 07767 313394.

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