Food and drink
National evidence demonstrates that pupils who are healthy achieve well at school, in terms of personal development, increased self esteem and academic achievement.
The Healthy Schools team provides Education and Health promotion expertise to support a comprehensive validation process that ensures schools meet the demands of rigorous Government expectations. A range of training events is provided together with regular, local network meetings. Peer mentoring conferences are held three times a year. All training events are free and supply cover is provided for schools with 20% or more of their pupils qualifying for free school meals. Action planning support is offered throughout. Schools celebrate their achievements and accept their awards at a grand ceremony held at the Great Hall, Winchester.
HC3S Hampshire’s school caterers, use as many local and organic suppliers as possible, helping to generate employment within the county and reduce the travel distance of the food provided. The meals provided by HC3S are low in salt, sugar and fat. Children eating a balanced diet are more likely to be healthy, regularly attending school and learning.
Working with the Healthy Schools programme, HC3S assists schools to define their own Food in School policy.
HC3S, Hampshire's school caterers
My School Lunch
Head of Catering Services, Amanda Frost, telephone 023 8062 7729
Food Development Officer, Evelyn Cook, telephone 023 8062 7730.
Fantastic Food Project
The Outdoor Education Service is engaged in the promotion and development of all aspects of learning outdoors: in the school grounds, on local educational visits, on field trips, on residentials, in environmental centres, taking part in adventurous activities or visits abroad. It is known that "Outdoor education gives depth to the curriculum and makes an important contribution to students’ physical, personal and social education (Ofsted 2004)". In addition the service provides support with regard to the health and safety of young people in schools.