On this website you will find advice and information on how you can serve healthy, nutritious, tasty food to the children in your school. We can provide you with information on training courses for school catering staff in both nutrition and food safety.
Can we trust the figures?
Do you realise how difficult it is to find out the nutrient content of any food? Food manufacturers are allowed considerable tolerances on their food labels, to allow for the huge variations in the nutrient content of ingredients, but the Government and School Food Trust have ignored this fact in the Nutrient-based Standards.
Read Dr Wheelock's latest report which demonstrates this here
Letter to Ed Balls MP
Read extracts of my letter to Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Schools, Children and Families and his replies.
To date I have no evidence or argument which persuades me to alter my original conclusion that the rationale behind the Nutrient-based Standards for School Lunches is fundamentally flawed so I urge you to sign my petition (see below).
NEW critique of the nutrient-based standards
Dr Verner Wheelock has written an updated and more detailed version of his Critique of the nutrient-based standards (Oct 2008)
Free school meals in Hull
Download a series of reports written by Dr Lisa Gatenby, based on some of her findings from the Eat Well Do Well free school meals project which ran in Hull from 2004 – 2007.
Healthy Eating in Schools Book
You can also order Verner Wheelock's new book of case studies -
Healthy Eating in Schools: A handbook of practical case studies. Order NOW!
Find out more about the book here.
Reports and Articles
Here you can find a range of documents to download that wil help you in planning a School Food Policy. Click here to view the list of reports and articles.
We have included an extensive list of web links that wil provide you with further information on diet, health, food safety, local sourcing and sustainability. Click here to view the links page.