Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Food Growing Schools London: Sow it! Grow it! Sell it!



Food Growing Schools London have a number of initiatives:

  1. Grow your own business is back!

From strawberry jam to tomato ketchup, and the great British apple to winter salad bags.  From September to December 2016, schools across London are rolling up their sleeves to take part in Grow Your Own Business, a city-wide celebration of school food growing, enterprise and learning, creating young entrepreneurs and healthier local communities.

With the expert guidance of the Food Growing Schools: London partnership, students can learn the secret to starting their own school food growing business, raising money for their school, developing employment skills and selling healthy, home-grown food to and with their local community.

Download the FREE schools activity pack to find out how.

2. Book your FREE Food Growing Assembly

Get your FREE Food Growing Assembly booked this autumn term!

3. Top Tips for growing in the autumn term

Back to school top tips for Autumn

4. FGSL Survey Prize Draw

To get started on your food growing journey – or to find out what’s involved, FGSL would like you to  complete a short survey. It will take just 5-10 minutes to fill in and your answers will help FGSL to work out how best to support you and schools right across London. By completing the survey you will automatically be signed up to receive termly newsletters with free tips, resources and competition details – as well as being entered into a Prize Draw to win some fantastic prizes, including a meal for two at Wahaca worth £50 and a visit from the FGSL team to give you one-to-one gardening support.

The prize draw will take place in October 2016 and winners will be notified by email.



British Food Fortnight Competition 2016

Why not come back to school and celebrate British Food Fortnight from 17 September  – 2nd October. Hold an event during the fortnight – large or small – focusing on traditional recipes from your part of Britain and then tell the judges all about it in photos and words.

You can find out all about the competition and some lovely prizes here.

Standards for School Food in England

The Department for Education has updated its guidance for governing bodies. It includes information on:

  • planning and provision of school food,
  • the school food plan,
  • the provision of milk,
  • and the free fruit and vegetables scheme.

Click on the link below to read this guidance:

School Food In England



Eat Like A Champ

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In the school year 2014/15, Eat Like A Champ (ELAC) inspired over 60,000 Year 5 children across the UK to live healthier lifestyles. This free, healthy eating educational resource was developed by the British Nutrition Foundation in collaboration with Danone.

When schools register they receive access to:

  • online resources,
  • with 6 lessons plans,
  • homework activities
  • and online games.

As part of the ongoing collaboration between Healthy Schools London and ELAC,  for next school year they will once again offer all Healthy Schools London schools who register for ELAC a free toolkit containing hardcopies of the resources including stickers, card games and homework booklets to inspire your class.

Pre-register now at

Food Growing Schools,London: Get Ready for the Autumn Term

Be one step ahead for the start of the Autumn term.

Download FGSL’s  Grow Your Own Business Pack which helps teach children about enterprise through growing and selling food.

They’ll learn new business and employment skills across a range of subjects including maths, technology and PSHE.

Food Growing Schools London: Directory

Looking for some support with your food growing?

Perhaps you need to find some volunteers, a grateful owner for your harvested food or a local farm or garden to visit. FGSL have put together a handy list of big, small, local and national groups and organisations to help you find the support you need.