School meal support is on offer

Support for schools wanting to improve meals is on offer
Support for schools wanting to improve meals is on offer

Support is available for junior and secondary schools to improve their meals.

Ofsted is to begin inspecting schools on their food offering and in response the Food for Life Partnership is offering help and support to schools to encourage more pupils to take up school meals.

Coordinators from the partnership work with schools to develop a package of support to meet their needs, worth up to £2,000 all underpinned with online guidance, blogs and free to access materials. Full details:

Libby Grundy, director of the Food for Life Partnership is making an urgent appeal for schools to get in touch before the funding runs out at the end of the school year as tens of thousands of pounds of support has yet to be claimed.

Libby said: “Improving school meals has been put on the plate of head teachers, caterers and school business managers in recent years and this programme is an ideal way they can access expert support. Improving school meals will in turn lead to improvements in attainment.”

For more information about the programme and to apply, visit www.foodforlife.org.uk/takeup or contact Catrina Fenton, cfenton@gardenorganic.org.uk.