The Children’s Food Trust
1 East Parade
Phone: 0114 2996901
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Getting school food right is about supporting children’s education, health and well-being. Our training courses will help you to deliver the lunchtimes children need to reach their full potential.
Research shows young people are more likely to opt for healthier school meals if your school’s dining room is a place where they actually want to spend time. In 2016, we gave you the chance to win £10,000 worth of kit to help you turn your canteen nightmare into the dining room of your dreams.
When children eat better, they do better. National school food standards were created to help schools to provide tasty, healthy food which gives children the best opportunity to learn and thrive. We’re here to help your school to meet the standards and deliver great food to the children in your care.
The School Food Plan, published in 2013, made a series of recommendations on how to make school food better for children across England. Read on to find out what this means for your school and to get the support you need to improve your school food. The government’s review of school meals in England was published in July 2013, led by restauranteurs Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent and supported by an expert panel including us here at the Children’s Food Trust.
Find out about our work to get the nation cooking. We’ve created thousands of community cooking clubs, trained hundreds of volunteers to give children and families the skills, knowledge and confidence to cook meals from scratch and every year we celebrate the joy of cooking and eating together in our Cookathon.
It can be tough to take time out to attend training courses. That’s why we offer a huge range of online training options, so you can learn at a time and place that suits you. Check out how to join our network and access unlimited courses, forums, exclusive videos and much more.
Looking for a recipe? Check out our database of hundreds of tasty ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Unlike most recipes, we tell you what equipment you’ll need to have ready and how you can mix up the method next time to try a different twist on an old favourite or a new way to use leftovers. Build your own cookbook and share your favourites!