Resources and useful websites

Resources and useful websites

A wealth of information has been developed to support schools and parents with improving and understanding their diet.

The Food Standards Agency and Trading Standards have excellent resources that are available for downloading.

Food Standards Agency

Useful resources on food hygiene and nutrition - 

Food Policy in Schools – a strategic policy framework for governing bodies. -

Trading Standards

Go to their website and download the latest newsletter which contains analysis and information on diet.

Food in schools toolkit

The interactive Food in Schools Toolkit - provides guidance, resources and interactive tools to inspire and support you in taking a whole school approach to healthy eating and drinking. It covers healthier breakfast clubs, healthier cookery clubs, healthier lunch boxes, growing clubs, dining room environment, water provision, healthier tuck shops and healthy vending machines and is available free of charge from Prolog by quoting 267050 (email: or call 08701 555 455)

Grow your own grub

The Grow Your Own Grub website is a free resource designed to introduce schools to running a simple, affordable food-growing project.

The website provides a comprehensive guide to growing four different vegetables with a class of children during the summer term. The site provides staff with practical information, comprehensive lesson plans, learning resources and fun activities for pupils. The project is designed to promote healthy eating, improve access to affordable fresh food and raise children's knowledge of food-related environmental issues -

Garden organics for schools

Promotes fruit and vegetable gardens and Curriculum links -

Jacket potato bar

How to set up a healthy alternative to hot dogs.  The British Potato Council provides a useful resource and free posters and states - 'Having potatoes on the menu can help you achieve school meal guidelines.  They are naturally low in fat, provide fibre, vitamin C and folate, as well as being low in sodium (salt).  They are versatile enough to be enjoyed in the diet in many ways and compliment lots of different foods -

Chefs adopt a school

Academy of Culinary Arts has established a network with renowned chefs who set up links with a school and volunteer to work in partnership to promote cooking -


Healthy Living Blueprint Website has numerous healthy food/drink sites -

5 a day resources

Resources that can be ordered through the new 5 a Day website - 5aDay including posters, postcards and brochures.

Ashlyns Organics

Providing organic and local food to the public section.  Purpose built training facilities to enhance skills in a kitchen -

Soil Association

Charity promoting sustainable, organic farming and championing human health -

Wired for health

Advice and tips on a healthy diet, health issues, food safety and interactive games for children -

Websites aimed at cooking with children

Recipes that are simple to prepare and popular with children.

Books for carers to read with children

Teach Your Dragon to Make Friends: A Dragon Book To Teach Kids How To Make New Friends. A Cute Children Story To Teach Children About Friendship and Social Skills.: Volume 16 (My Dragon Books) : Herman, Steve: Books

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