Have a read of this great blog from @schoolschef about the trials and tribulations of encouraging 4-6 year olds to eat well at school. An insight into why it’s a job with so much to think about….and constant tweaking!
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in our years of working with schools, it’s that the more parents take an interest in food at their child’s school, the better it tends to be. If you can take the opportunity to go in and try the menu at your child’s school, do so (and that applies not just while they’re really little, but as they move up through school too). If you’re concerned about what your child’s saying about food at school, find out more. Here you’ll find lots of tips on key questions you need to ask when you’re looking round a new school and when to be worried, and don’t forget our team is always here to help if you get stuck.
We work with groups of parents around the country who wanted to get more involved with improving lunchtimes for pupils at their schools. Watch a film of one of these groups here – get in touch if you think you’d like to try using parent power too!