Last Updated: Friday, December 09, 2022

Food in schools across Scotland: A self-evaluation resource

What is this?

This resource is a digital framework designed to support self-evaluation and improvement in food in schools. 

Who is this for?

Everyone involved with food in school – teachers, catering providers, children and young people, senior leaders and managers, partners and parents.

This resource aligns with the nutritional requirements of the schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007, set out in the guidance document Healthy Eating in schools in Scotland. The framework was co-created by Education Scotland with a group of local authority caterers and educators.  At its heart is a set of quality indicators which will help all those involved with food in school to identify strengths in their practice and areas where further improvement is required to improve positive health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people.  A collaborative approach involving all practitioners involved with food in school, using high quality evidence, is essential.

The framework can now be accessed via this link: Food in Schools across Scotland

A sketchnote has been produced to illustrate the connections that exist across all aspects of food provision, food as a context for learning and the food experience in schools. It highlights the need to consider the impact and consequences of actions in one context on the other two.

PDF file: Food in Schools sketchnote:  Connections (1.4 MB)

A second sketchnote illustrates the links between different groups of people involved with food in school and the roles they have. It shows how they can work together to deliver a positive food culture supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

PDF file: Food in Schools sketchnote: Contributions (1.2 MB)