Mental Health, Wellbeing and Food Report

Exploring how Food for Life can support schools in their approach to mental health and wellbeing

In partnership with Alaskan Seafood Marketing Institute, Food for Life delivered a project to explore the connection between food and mood. 

Through education, training and catering support, we can ensure that more pupils, teachers, caterers, and parents enjoy the mental health benefits of a well-balanced diet.

You can read the full report here

Ask an Expert film

Pupils asked a range of experts including TV chefs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Tommi Miers, Nutritionists and Doctors what they eat for mental health.  .

" It is great to see Food for Life helping schools explore the links between a healthy balanced diet and good mental health. Making these vital connections when we are young sets us up for a happier healthier life."Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Food and Mood Teaching Resources

Food and Mood Assembly 
A recap for pupils on what a healthy diet is and how diet can impact our mood. Includes a short video. Click here to download.

Food and Mood Fact Sheet 
Activities and a recipe have been developed to also be shared with families. Click here to download


Eatwell Guide
For further information on a healthy, balanced diet. Click here to download