Consultation on guidelines for schools closes on Friday

Monday, 11 March 2019

A joint consultation to encourage best practice by those who develop and produce food education resources for schools closes on Friday (15 March).

Feedback continues to be welcomed from producers and users of school educational resources, before a series of new voluntary guidelines on food – developed with education, food and health experts, including LEAF Education and National Farmers Union (NFU) – is launched across the country.

The consultation is organised by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) together with the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF).

“We’d like to make sure teachers have access to high quality and accurate resources. Feedback is incredibly important in shaping those guidelines so they resonate and are easy to use in schools,” said Roz Reynolds AHDB’s Head of Education and Nutrition.

“Food education continues to be of great importance because there is a great deal of conflicting information - we hope that as many people get involved and share their feedback before the consultation closes at 5pm this Friday.”

The guidelines cover all types of educational resources including worksheets, posters, leaflets, teacher guides, videos, presentations and many more. Split into two areas – content and general – the 14 new guidelines include subjects such as healthy eating and nutrition, food provenance and meal choices. There are also sections on curriculum and qualifications, as well as campaigns, fundraising and marketing.

To have your say on the draft guidelines visit foodafactoflife.org.uk . The consultation closes at 5pm, on Friday 15 March.

For more information on AHDB Education visit ahdb.org.uk/education.