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Get free expert help to prepare for new Ofsted criteria on school food

September sees a stronger focus than ever on your school’s approach to promoting healthy eating, as Ofsted inspections will consider your approach to healthy eating as part of the common inspection framework. Get expert help to prepare with three national charities.

Make a big impression with your school’s food

From September, Ofsted inspectors will place a greater emphasis on school food than ever before. Inspectors will look at the food on offer, visit your canteen and talk to pupils and staff for evidence of how your school is embedding a culture of health and wellbeing in all aspects of school life. By focusing on your school food you could increase the viability of your meal service and see improvements in attendance and attainment.

Help is already available and in most cases free to access. Depending where in England you are you can access one of three specially designed programmes created to help junior and secondary schools get more children choosing school meals. Commissioned by the Department for Education, the schemes brings together the Children's Food Trust, Food for Life Partnership and The Design and Technology Association to offer more than one million pounds worth of training, support and materials to help schools increase the number of pupils opting to use the canteen.

Places are limited, so don’t miss out – sign up today. For more information, visit www.schoolfoodplan.com/takeup.

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Page Published: 21/04/2015