Food groups and portion sizes

Portion sizes and food groups


  • KS1
  • KS2


  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • D&T

What's this for?

A handy guide for your school caterers to make sure school meals are healthy and balanced.

What's this for?

Give this leaflet to your school caterers. It includes information about:

  • Portion sizes and food groups
  • Top tips for increasing the iron, zinc and calcium content of the school menu
  • Standards for school food
  • Advice for preparing tasty menus

Try this!

Why not also include your school cooks in parents’ evenings to answer questions about their children’s eating habits?

This is a resource for school caterers; however, it could be very useful in a classroom context for KS2.