Transforming school food culture

The Health Education Trust developed the ‘whole school approach’ as a framework that guides the development of a healthy food culture in schools. This approach is endorsed by the head teacher, enshrined in the school development plan, and permeates the whole school experience. The approach ensures consistency: what is taught about food and healthy eating in lessons is reflected throughout the school day with a particular focus on the food provided by the school. Pupils are empowered to help guide the process, with the programme reaching out beyond the school gates into the wider community. For more information read our SNAG Frequently Asked Questions leaflet.

The SNAG process forms the basis of transforming food culture championed in the Food for Life programme with Health Education Trust leading on school leadership. Since then the importance of a whole school approach has also been recognised in the School Food Plan and the SFP Ofsted guidance.