Online Training

Go further with Food for Life

*This training is currently only available to schools within Food for Life commissioned areas. If you are ensure if your school is within a commissioned area, please email us.

Our training enables schools to develop an understanding of the Food for Life programme, achieve the Food for Life Served Here accreditation and support Food for Life activities. The courses we have available are:

Healthy School Environment training for senior leadership teams

An opportunity to learn about the statutory duties around food in schools and how to build this practice effectively into your school food environment.  Learners will understand the basics of nutrition, the relevance and application of the School Food Standards, how to create a positive dining environment and how to manage a catering contract to ensure your pupils benefit from a nutritious lunch that sets them up to learn and eat well for life.

Smart Eating training for Chefs, Cooks and Midday supervisors in Schools

Aimed at those on the ground working in schools to help children to eat healthy food. This training introduces nutrition, using Public Health England’s Eatwell guidance alongside practical examples and solutions on everything from portion control to picky eating. Trainees come away feeling empowered on the impact they can have everyday, supporting children to eat well.

Chicken Keeping

Over the last few years, keeping chickens has enjoyed a resurgence and many people are now taking up this ‘eggs‘citing pastime. Caring for chickens can help people to make connections with the natural world and animals. Additionally, it reconnects people with where their food comes from and allows them to make informed food choices of their own. This online course introduces participants to chicken keeping and to help them to identify some of the main welfare considerations. The course looks at breeds and choosing the right birds, what you will need for keeping chickens and chicken care.

Get Growing

The aim of this online course is to increase confidence, skills and knowledge in leading ‘Get Togethers’ growing activities. The course looks at the benefits of community growing and where to grow (outdoors and indoors). It also looks at the different elements of how to grow, including tools and safety, some simple growing activities and seasonality.

Setting up a farm visit

The aims of this online course are to enable participants to recognise the benefits of visiting a farm, as well as supporting participants in setting up a farm visit. The course looks at the different types of farms that are available to visit and the benefits of educational farm visits. The course also looks at how to set up your farm visit by discussing pre-visits, health and safety, transport and funding.

School Farmers’ Markets

The aims of this online course are to support participants in setting up a farmers’ market at school and to introduce participants to activities to engage pupils in the market planning process. The course looks at the what a farmers’ market is, how to plan for your market, finding local stallholders and some of the health and safety considerations involved in setting up a market.

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"The awards package is invaluable for developing your healthy school meals, lunchtime experience and food curriculum. The expert CPD packages support you every step of the way. "Jason O'Rourke (Washingborough Academy)