Healthy eating checklist

Whole-school ideas for headteachers


  • KS1
  • KS2


  • D&T
  • PSHE

What's this for?

Use these great ideas to help improve your school meals and encourage children to eat healthily.

In the classroom

Want to improve school meals? This checklist is perfect for head teachers and includes lots of great ideas for improving school meals – and increasing the number of children who eat them.

Checklist includes:

  • Ways to make school meal times better and ensure children have a healthy, balanced meal
  • Ideas for a whole-school approach
  • Top tips for engaging parents and the community

Try this!

Invite parents, carers and grandparents to taste school food and eat with the children at lunchtime or parents' evenings.

Contains practical suggestions which should get head teachers thinking and feeling empowered to improve their school meals.