Resources to help schools plan and provide healthy food in schools.


School food standards practical guide

PDF, 716KB, 16 pages

School food standards poster

PDF, 284KB, 1 page

School food: guidance for governors

PDF, 831KB, 2 pages

Creating a culture and ethos of healthy eating

PDF, 118KB, 1 page

Portion sizes and food groups

PDF, 308KB, 4 pages

Checklist for headteachers

PDF, 181KB, 1 page

Checklist for school food lunches

PDF, 141KB, 1 page

Checklist for school food other than lunch

PDF, 177KB, 1 page

Good food for small schools: toolkit

PDF, 1.08MB, 12 pages

Universal infant free school meals toolkit

PDF, 542KB, 16 pages

Allergy guidance for schools



Resources and advice for all schools and caterers. They offer practical guidance on how to apply the school food standards and make sure healthy options are always available for pupils.

The resources include:

  • guidance for schools
  • food standards poster
  • guidance for governors
  • advice on creating a culture of healthy eating
  • guidance on food portion sizes
  • headteacher and school lunch checklists
  • toolkit for small schools
  • toolkit for infant free school meals
  • guidance on food allergies

Published 26 March 2019
Last updated 18 October 2019 + show all updates

  1. Added guidance for schools on food allergies.
  2. First published.