Resources to support healthy children's food.
What’s the issue? What have we achieved? What’s next? How can you help?
For early years settings
Early years settings provide an ideal opportunity to help every child eat well, enjoy a varied diet and establish healthy eating habits to take them into their school years and adult life.
Free school meals toolkit
A comprehensive pack of information and practical resources to help schools increase the take up of free school meals.
A quick guide to free school meals
The issue of free school meals is hugely important but can be complicated. If you are unsure where to begin and need some help in understanding the key issues surrounding free school meals then this guide is for you.
Little book of goodness
A little book about a big subject. This handy booklet explains to parents of reception-age children that school food has undergone a transformation in recent years and is now the healthy choice and subject to national standards.
Recipes for success
The Recipes for success series provides tried and tested recipes to help you offer a popular menu and overcome common challenges with meeting the school food standards.
Free, ready to use and nutritionally analysed, these cards will help you maintain the national school food standards as part of your school menu cycle .
British seasonal food chart
This food chart highlights vegetables, salad, fruit, meat and fish. It plots their availability across the year and their peak nutritional value.
A quick guide to using variable pricing and discounting
Changing and varying the prices of your school meals can grow your sales and building your market long term. This guide explains the new powers enabling variable pricing for school meals and will help you introduce it at your school.
Variable pricing toolkit
Our toolkit provides the inspiration and clear step-by-step guidance needed to achieve variable pricing as a tool in growing your sales and building markets for the longer-term, and helps to explain the new powers designed to make this easier.
Quick guide to reviewing your catering service
Our free, quick guide to reviewing your school catering service outlines your key options, their pros and cons, how to balance efficiency with quality, how to decide which option is best for your school, and what steps to take next.
Quick guide to procurement
The education sector in England spends £1 billion a year on catering. For the
average school, that is around 10% of their budget. Making sure you’re getting
the very best value for your budget is crucial, but how do you choose the best
ways to buy goods, support or services for your school?
This guide takes you through the steps you need to take and questions you
need to ask.