Resources and Links

These resources are website links or files which could be used to:

  • make a resource or lesson
  • help you find out more about food, school meals, health and sustainability

  • Institute of Child Nutrition – Institute of Child Nutrition Resource Centre

    National Food Service Management Institute Resource Centre provides access to the Institute’s wide array of education and training material, research, newsletters, and other online resources. Web seminars: ICN Resource Center  

  • beat website

    The beat website provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders. http://www.b-eat.co.uk/

  • Best Practices Sharing Center

    This site is intended for School Food Authorities and State Agencies to share resources and tools they use to serve healthy menus that meet school meal regulations. http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/best-practices

  • British Council Schools

    British Council Schools connect the UK’s school sector to others around the world to enrich education, promote global citizenship and build international trust and understanding. http://www.britishcouncil.org/schools

  • British Nutrition Foundation

    The British Nutrition Foundation delivers authoritative, evidence-based information on food and nutrition in the context of health and lifestyle. http://www.nutrition.org.uk/foodinschools/teachercentre

  • Centre of Excellence against Hunger Brazil

    The Center is a global forum for South-South policy dialogue and learning on school feeding and food and nutritional security programs and a partnership between the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and the Government of Brazil. http://www.wfp.org/centre-of-excellence-hunger

  • Children in Scotland

    Children in Scotland is the national agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland. http://www.childreninscotland.org.uk/

  • Children’s Food Trust

    The Children’s Food Trust is on a mission to get every child eating well at home, in childcare, at school and beyond. http://www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk

  • Countryside Classroom

    Countryside Classroom helps teachers to find resources, places to visit and school support relating to the themes of food, farming and the natural environment. Our site contains a range of quality assured educational content from hundreds of contributors. Countryside Classroom is a managed by a partnership of organisations that represent the very best in food, [...]

  • Education Scotland

    Education Scotland is a key national body supporting quality and improvement in Scottish education.  https://education.gov.scot/

  • Engage for Education

    Engage is the Scottish Government’s ground-breaking online project that enables the public and practitioners to discuss education, learning, youth employment and early years policy directly with the Ministers and teams responsible for them. http://engageforeducation.org/category/food-in-schools/

  • Institute of Child Nutrition Online Training Courses

    Continuing education courses offered online at ICN support the professional development and training of child nutrition program personnel at all levels of responsibility. The ICN’s online course system supports the research-based competencies, knowledge, and skills needed for excellence in child nutrition program management. theicn.org/onlinecourses  

  • Lead Association for CAtering in Education (LACA)

    Since inception in 1989, LACA has set out to inform, develop, represent and support its members through a range of initiatives and services. The Association represents the School Food Industry and membership is open to all parties who make a contribution to this market sector – providers (public and private sector) client officers, consultants, suppliers [...]

  • Mary’s Meals

    Mary’s Meals provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. http://www.marysmeals.org.uk

  • Nutrition education materials for educators

    Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/educators.html

  • Nutrition education materials for food service professionals

    Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/foodservice.html

  • Nutrition education materials for parents

    Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/parents.html

  • School Food Matters

    The School Food Matters website is for anyone who cares about school food and food education. Here you will find evidence of why school food matters, great examples of best practice and fun ideas to get children cooking and growing and out onto a farm. www.schoolfoodmatters.com

  • School Nutrition Association

    The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, nonprofit professional organisation representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. Recognised as the authority on school nutrition, SNA has been advancing the availability, quality and acceptance of school nutrition programs as an integral part of education since 1946. www.schoolnutrition.org

  • Serving Up Myplate: A Yummy Curriculum

    Serving up MyPlate is a new collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/servingupmyplate.htm

  • The Partnership for Child Development

    The Partnership for Child Development support governments in low and middle income countries to scale up and implement sustainable Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programmes. A win-win for both farmers and children, HGSF uses food locally grown by smallholder farmers in school meals; improving farmer livelihoods and child health, education and development. ·         Read more about HGSF www.hgsf-global.org [...]

  • US National Food Service Management Institute: Building the Future through Child Nutrition

    The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN), part of the School of Applied Sciences at The University of Mississippi, is the only federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education and training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs. The Institute was established by Congress in the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 1989. [...]

  • USDA ChooseMyPlate.gov

    MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means: Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition. Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars. [...]

  • USDA Healthy Meals Resource System

    An online information center for USDA Child Nutrition Programs http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/  

  • USDA Team Nutrition

    Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/    

  • USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge

    The goal of the HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is to improve the health of the US’s children by promoting healthier school environments. To help meet the goal, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) identifies schools that have made changes to improve the quality of the foods served,provide students with nutrition education, and provide students with [...]