Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS)
  • Staff continued professional developement (CPD) file (relevant training within the last two years).
  • Whole-school food policy.
  • Schemes of work for healthy eating.
  • Job description, including details of roles and responsibilities for leading on food in schools work.
  • Sample data from the monitoring of menus and choices.
  • Samples of work or examples of processes where pupils have been consulted on food choices (surveys, school council minutes, school nutrition group minutes).
  • Samples of parent education about healthy packed lunches (newsletters, leaflets, web pages, parents’ evening information).
  • Action plans, diaries of events.

A toolkit for lunchtimes in Hampshire, July 2016 Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 3mb

For a child going through primary school the equivalent of one year of school is spent at lunchtime. It is a really important time of the day. This lunchtime toolkit will help improve this important part of the day.

Raising School Meal Uptake: the School Food Plan Implementation

Raising school meal uptake project (South Hampshire, July 2012)

Hampshire Child Healthy Weights Strategy

Includes information about the National Child Measurement Programme, MEND child weight management programmes and HENRY training for Early Years.

Cook and Eat project

Nutrition and food hygiene training

A range of training opportunities are available to support this requirement for Healthy Schools status.

Engaging external visitors for healthy eating projects?

Make sure you read these guidelines and formulate a Service Level Agreement.

Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S)

The main provider of educational catering within Hampshire. For more information on HC3S services and a sample whole-school food policy please visit their website.

The My school lunch website provides both local and national information and resources for Hampshire schools.

Food Safety Level 2 courses provided by HC3S which will support schools to meet Healthy Eating criteria 2.2 'Ensure provision of training in practical food education for staff'.

Healthy eating resources Microsoft Word 670kb

Books, leaflets, games, teaching packs, videos and food models to support and enhance the teaching of healthy eating are available for delivery from Hampshire Primary Care Trust.


FoodSmart is an innovative product designed to help students learn about healthy eating in a fun and interesting way. It provides comprehensive, high quality information presented in a professional manner, in a way which will be attractive to students.

The aim of the FoodSmart pack is to provide information on general food legislation and healthy eating and nutrition to students aged 11 to 16 years (Key Stages 3 and 4). It is anticipated that this will help students to better understand the composition and labelling of foodstuffs which will enable them to make healthier choices.

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Change4Life (C4L)

Launched in January 2009, Change4Life is the largest social marketing health programme in England. It is a campaign that focuses on eating well and being more active. Its target is children aged 0 – 11 years old and families with children under 11 years old.

Schools can choose to use C4L’s free resources (posters, leaflets, stickers) to promote the campaign’s key behaviours to children, their families and to complement their Healthy Schools (and Million Meals and Extended Schools) activities.

How can your school become involved? Sign up as a local supporter. Register on:

or call Tel: 0300 123 3434 to get free resources and be kept up to date.

Teachers’ cooking guides and recipe packs which support the new national curriculum are now available

The same page also includes the framework of core skills and knowledge for children and young people between the ages of 5 – 16 years around diet and health, consumer awareness, cooking, food safety and active lifestyles.

School Food Plan 2013

Support for schools and head teachers to improve food in their schools.

The eatwell plate

The eatwell plate is based on the five food groups and is an updated version of The balance of good health plate.

Food for Life Partnership

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund and led by the Soil Association, the Food for Life Partnership is a network of schools and communities committed to transforming school culture, by giving communities access to seasonal, local and organic food and the skills needed to grow and cook fresh food. Guidance is provided on how to work towards the Food for Life Partnership Mark and how to set up a School Nutrition Action Group (SNAG).

Food in schools

Government website featuring wide-ranging guidance on a broad range of activities, including how to set up a breakfast club, sustainable food, teaching about food.

Nutrition in schools

Food Standards Agency’s guide to food activities in schools.

British Nutrition Foundation

The British Nutrition Foundation website providing information on healthy eating and resources for primary and secondary schools.