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

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

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

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

Ollie McFadden describes improvements at Sutton Grammar School for Boys.

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

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.

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

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

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

The successful implementation of new standards for school lunches, along with an increased uptake in school meals, is enhanced by a whole-school approach, according to research by the School Food Trust

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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