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The Change4Life School Zone

Change4Life has developed a resource for primary teachers called the School Zone, which provides curriculum-linked materials and inspiration to help you teach children about healthy eating and being active.

The School Zone features exciting lesson ideas, homework tasks and whole school activities for you to use with KS1 and KS2 pupils.

Subscribe to the Change4Life School Zone newsletter and get access to resources and news about the upcoming January healthy eating campaign.

To access the School Zone visit:

Food Safety

Resources from Food Safety Week.

School Food Plan

This plan is about good food and happiness. It is about the pleasures of growing, cooking and eating proper food. It is also about improving the academic performance of our children and the health of our nation

Real Meals

Free Copy for every Year 6 pupil


The DCSF has launched the next cookbook in the 'Real meals' series. 'Real meals: simple cooking — cold food that tastes great' contains over 20 recipes for simple, tasty and healthy cold food such as deli wraps, rainbow salad and muffins. All are great for picnics and as packed lunches for days out during the summer holidays.

Real Meals

Copies for every Year 6 pupil are available free of charge to primary schools.


Primary Cookit

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E2BN's Cookit site has a good range of activities related to healthy eating, including recipes, food history and healthy eating guidance. more...

Healthy Packed Lunch Leaflet

This leaflet was produced by Miss Forbes a teacher at Westfield First and Nursery School and is a valuable tool for schools when working with parents to improve packed lunches. We hope it helps you when working with parents on improving packed lunches.

Think Vegetables

This website continues to be the definitive source of information about vegetables. As well as information on all the main vegetables including how to use and store them, you will find delicious recipes, stunning photography and nutrition information.

Food Partnership Programme – Free Training Programme

Improving the eating habits of future generations is more likely to be realised by ensuring primary school children are taught healthy eating, practical food skills and food hygiene right from the start.

Composting for schools

Food in Schools Toolkit

This Food in Schools Toolkit provides inspiration, advice and materials to support you in promoting and implementing a whole school approach to healthier eating and drinking.




The Food for Life Partnership is a five-year Lottery-funded initiative, led by the Soil Association, to transform food culture in schools and communities across England, bringing together the practical expertise of the Focus on Food Campaign, Garden Organic and the Health Education Trust.

Hertfordshire Catering is an integral part of both Hertfordshire Business Services and Hertfordshire County Council, catering for 440 primary schools (serving 40,000 meals every day) and 50 secondary contracts.