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School food: the role of governing boards

Find out how schools meet national school food standards and how governing boards can help to embed a positive school food culture.

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Governing boards are responsible for the provision of school food and ensuring that the national school food standards are met. How this is carried out will depend on the catering arrangements within the school. 

This page covers:

  • Department for Education guidance that boards should refer to
  • The role of school food policy
  • What a positive school food culture means

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