School food standards: resources for schools

Resources to help schools plan and provide healthy food in schools.



Resources and advice for all schools and caterers. They offer practical guidance on how to apply the school food standards and make sure healthy options are always available for pupils.

The resources include:

  • guidance for schools
  • food standards poster
  • guidance for governors
  • advice on creating a culture of healthy eating
  • guidance on food portion sizes
  • headteacher and school lunch checklists
  • guidance on food allergies
Published 26 March 2019
Last updated 2 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Documents converted to accessible formats to meet accessibility requirements. No policy changes have been made.

  2. Added information on food supply chain changes.

  3. Added guidance for schools on food allergies.

  4. First published.