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Good Practice Guide for School Food Initiatives

The Good Practice Guide for School Food Initiatives was published by Healthy Food for All in 2009.  The aim of this guide is to promote best practice in the provision of food in schools. 

It explores different types of school food provision such as school lunches and breakfast clubs and examines available funding programmes.   It provides practical advice on how to set up a school food initiative and the key steps involved in developing and implementing a school food policy.

The guide also offers practical information on healthy lunchboxes, healthy breaks, water provision in school and school growing projects.The guide shows how school food provision can be linked with a whole school approach to healthy eating and drinking, including lunchboxes, water/drinks, growing projects. The guide connects school food provision with national policy objectives in relation to food poverty, food and nutrition, obesity and health inequalities.

The Good Practice Guide has been circulated to all DEIS schools and is available for free download from their website