Children spend, on average, a quarter of their waking lives in schools.  In consequence, schools can have a positive influence over their knowledge, experience and behaviour, supporting them to eat well, be physically active and have a positive, lifelong attitude towards heath.

Below are some guidance documents and resources that school staff and parents may find useful:

Guidance documents for schools

Resources for school staff

  • BBC Super Movers are fun, curriculum linked resources to get your class moving while they learn
  • The Eatwell Guide is a visual resource that can be used to explain a balanced diet and how much you should eat overall from each food group
  • Healthy Eating Week has creative ideas and resources to help primary schools to be involved in healthy eating week
  • Food growing resources can be downloaded for pupils aged 5-11 around issues of food and sustainability and resources around growth for British science week

Resources for parents