Healthy eating

Healthy eating

A range of flexible nutrition resources across different subject areas – designed for use throughout the school year to encourage pupils to build healthier habits for life.

Healthy Steps resources

Healthy Steps - assembly

Healthy Steps – assembly

Showcase 3 healthy steps pupils can take to have a healthy diet – aiming for at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, ways to plan for a healthy diet and how to make healthier snacking choices. Includes fun quizzes to help encourage the whole school to get involved.

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Healthy Steps - quests

Healthy Steps – quests

Explore these 3 quests for pupils to complete at home or in school. Pupils are encouraged to try something new and explore healthier options.

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Healthy Steps - guidance for schools

Healthy Steps – guidance for schools

Check out our Healthy Steps guidance, which can help schools deliver a whole-school approach to healthy eating and supporting families.

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NHS Food Scanner app

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Download the NHS Food Scanner app

Our Scan, swipe, swap resources use the NHS Food Scanner app to help pupils explore what is in their food and drink and swap unhealthy foods that are high in saturated fat, sugar and salt, to healthier choices. The app is free to download.

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Other resources

GOV.UK: health and wellbeing and attainment
Find out about the link between health and wellbeing and educational attainment

GOV.UK: Food teaching in primary schools
A best practice guide to teaching cooking in primary schools

Food for Life
An award winning programme which supports schools to provide healthy school meals, great lunchtimes and food education

Classroom cooking toolkit
Full of great ideas to help you teach cooking, with cooking FAQs and essential safety tips

Food: a fact of life (FFL)
Managed by the British Nutrition Foundation, FFL provides free, editable, curriculum-compliant resources for teaching young people aged 3 to 16 about where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating