Food is an important part of the school day but often it is thought of as simply what happens at lunchtime. School food is so much more than a school dinner; it can fit into many other parts of the school day, offering many opportunities for learning, for improving health and for helping a school to reduce its environmental impact.
Growing food in a school garden, learning about healthy eating and cooking, composting on the school grounds, and learning about food in the classroom are some examples that contribute to a whole school food approach to food. This holistic approach of taking school food beyond what’s for lunch can create a school food culture and help children make better, informed, choices about food. A whole school approach to food involves the whole school community in working towards better health and well-being for all.
The Food Partnership can support schools around composting, growing and healthy eating. Please contact us to find out how we can help in your school.