Primary and secondary schools have a significant impact on children’s health and weight. In the UK, they often have control over at least one meal per day for the children in their care. In our boroughs, many schools serve their pupils two meals a day – especially for children whose families are less affluent.
Schools are also often well connected in their community and have strong links with local families. As such, schools are a space with a significant opportunity to ensure all children can have healthy, nutritious meals and opportunities to move and play.
Through our schools strand, we and our partners support the take-up of healthy and nutritious food options throughout the school day. We also work to improve the quality and quantity of play and physical activity in local schools. Our areas of particular focus include:
28 April, 2020
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02 May, 2019
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30 April, 2019
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