Derick Martin gives his view of what schools need to do to get pupils to eat healthy meals regularly

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Jane Golightly continues to offer suggestions about areas in which you could initiate school improvement in your school

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Healthy lifestyles, in particular tackling obesity, can be promoted through extended schools. Nick Holt considers some practical approaches

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A holistic approach to supporting young people’s health is led by the school-based health adviser at Newall Green School, Manchester, who embraces the whole child and the family. Neil Wilson, headteacher, discusses

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What constitutes a healthy diet for babies and toddlers under five years old? Sarah Almond, a registered dietician, discusses this query with reference to examples of the nutritional standards of food served in a range of childcare settings

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Jenni Clarke discusses the important role early years practitioners can play in helping young children to develop good eating habits

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Franz Atkinson describes a whole-school approach adopted by a small rural primary school read more

Linda Bartholomew and Cathy Kennedy describe their initiative to capitalise on the links which health visitors can create between early years providers and families read more

Ollie McFadden describes improvements at Sutton Grammar School for Boys. read more

Malcolm Rigler and David Loshak outline strategies to improve young people’s health

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Locally produced food is increasingly popular in schools and may become more important than going organic, writes Angela Youngman read more

Angela Youngman looks at a scheme in Norwich that is raising interest around the country and two other awards that encourage good hygiene and healthy eating. read more

How much does food affect young children’s behaviour? Mary Whiting reveals some research-based facts and offers some tips

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Colin Noble explains how achieving national healthy school status supports the new ‘whole-child’ agenda. read more

An increased uptake and higher standards for school meals are enhanced by a whole-school approach, according to research by the School Food Trust, and can have a positive affect on behaviour

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Healthy meals for children, pristine premises and lovely grounds are within the grasp of every school, argues headteacher Mark Barnett

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Global citizenship links can help increase children’s and young people’s knowledge of the wider world. The Manchester Healthy Schools Partnership created a close working relationship with three schools in Kabwe, Zambia. read more

A whole-school approach to food and health is fundamental to establishing good dietary habits and an understanding of the links between good nutrition and future health. In this article Anna Denny shows how shools can support children in leading a healthy lifestyle. read more

The food we eat provides the energy we need throughout the day. In this article, we will explore the different food groups that provide sustained energy and describe which foods stimulate our brain and relieve stress. We will also consider some healthy alternatives when we have a snack attack in school or feel we need to grab that extra cup of coffee! read more

Schools are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of frequent intake of water to enhance learning and many schools now have formal school hydration policies

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School meals are in the news again, as Hull City Council announces the success of its free healthy lunch programme for primary and special school pupils. read more

A group of health experts has warned that the recent attention given to improving the quality of school meals has overshadowed moves to get children to drink more

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The interim results of a pioneering study involving 60 toddlers in Durham have provided impressive evidence of the effects of omega-3 oil on children’s learning abilities. read more

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