Progress towards the mark

Food Leadership and School Food Culture

Our School Nutrition Action Group has led a review of food culture in our school, and actions have been agreed

yes

We monitor school meal take up and we are taking action to maximise the take up of free school meals

yes

We consult with our pupils and parents on school meal improvements

yes

We keep parents informed of lunch menus and Food for Life Partnership activity and invite them to attend our school lunches

yes

We encourage our pupils to suggest improvements to the dining experience and we implement the best ideas

yes

Our lunchtime supervisors promote a calm and positive dining experience and help our pupils with food choices

yes

Free drinking water is provided for our pupils throughout the school day

yes

We have made a commitment to phase out flight trays

yes

Food Quality and Provenance (delivered in partnership with our caterer)

Food on our menu does not contain any undesirable additives or hydrogenated fats

yes

We make sure that at least 75% of dishes on our menu are freshly prepared

yes

We use meat that is farm assured as a welfare minimum. We use eggs from cage-free hens

yes

Our menus are seasonal and we highlight in-season produce

yes

Our menus cater well for all dietary needs in the school population

yes

Continuous professional development is available to our catering staff, including training in fresh food preparation

yes

A member of our catering staff has been encouraged to get involved in food education activities

yes

Food Education

We use the topic of healthy and sustainable food as a theme for assemblies

no

Our pupils have the opportunity to take part in cooking activities, and this is linked to wider learning

no

Our pupils have the opportunity to grow and harvest food and make compost, and this is linked to wider learning

no

We organise an annual farm visit, and this is linked to wider learning

no

Community and Partnerships

We hold an annual event on a food theme for our pupils, parents and the wider community

no

We make efforts to actively engage parents and/or the wider community in our growing and cooking activities

no

We share Food for Life Partnership learning with local schools, the wider community and other partners

no

The Food for Life Partnership is a network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture. Together we are revolutionising school meals, reconnecting children and young people with where their food comes from, and inspiring families to grow and cook food.

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