Cornwall Healthy School Award: Food in Schools

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Overarching Objective: Food in Schools

To facilitate eating and drinking healthily, encourage the development of positive eating behaviours, and educate students about the importance of nutrition for benefits to physical and mental health.

Criteria for the Food in School Section

Successful coverage of this area must include information on:

  1. How you increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of school staff in nutrition
  2. How you raise the profile of nutrition across the school community
  3. How you promote and facilitate healthy choices in school
  4. How students are taught about nutrition
  5. How you meet the School Food Standards, stay updated with guidance, and ensure nutritious meals are provided in school
  6. The opportunities that are available to pupils to learn about cooking and growing both inside and outside of the classroom
  7. How healthy eating initiatives are embedded throughout school life
  8. How you consult with pupils to establish their thoughts and feelings about nutrition and how you act upon this

To complete the food in school section of your submission, please head to the Register to become a Healthy School page to access your Healthy Schools Award toolkit.

*please note that all four themes need a completed review in order for a school to attain Healthy School Status.


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