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.

Get the new Scan, swipe, swap – take-home leaflets

These fun take-home leaflets will help pupils learn about making healthier food choices with the NHS Food Scanner app.

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Scan, swipe, swap take-home pack

Core subjects

Scan, Swipe, Swap activities toolkit

Scan, swipe, swap – activities toolkit

Interactive PowerPoint full of fun, flexible ideas to teach about healthy eating and the NHS Food Scanner app in the classroom. This resource links to the PSHE, Health education, English, Maths and Science curriculums and contains alternative activities for KS1 and KS2.

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Scan, swipe, swap - assembly

Scan, swipe, swap – assembly

Encourage children to explore what a balanced diet is and help them make simple, healthier eating swaps. Introduce the exciting NHS Food Scanner app to find healthier choices, and learn why it is important to know what is in our food.

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NHS Food Scanner app

Food Scanner app image

Download the NHS Food Scanner app

Our new 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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Beyond the classroom

Scan, swipe, swap - leaderboard print-outs

Scan, swipe, swap – leaderboard print-outs

Use these print-outs to create a class or school-wide Scan, swipe, swap leaderboard. It's a great way to get the message out to the whole school community.

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 Scan, Swipe, Swap - sharing with families toolkit

Scan, swipe, swap – sharing with families toolkit

This toolkit contains an editable template that can be used in your school newsletter, images to share across your social channels and ideas for other ways to engage families.

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Scan, swipe swap - take-home pack

Scan, swipe, swap – take-home leaflets

These fun, free take-home leaflets will help pupils continue to learn about making healthier choices at home with the NHS Food Scanner app. Download the leaflet as a PDF or order for your class or for the whole school. Each order comes with a free colour Eatwell guide and cut out classroom display.

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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