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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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Schools play a significant role in supporting pupils to develop healthy habits and behaviours that extend into adulthood. Governing boards have a statutory responsibility to ensure adherence to School Food Standards and are crucial in establishing a positive school food culture.

Our school food guidance covers:

  • the features of a good school food offer
  • the governing board's role
  • understanding school food provision in your setting
  • making provision inclusive
  • free school meals
  • how to monitor your school food offer

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