Anne Bull, national chair of LACA, believes schools face a serious health crisis caused by bad diet with almost 20 per cent of children classed as obese by the time they leave primary school

The Prime Minister and the government welcomes National School Meals Week, which takes place in November

There is an income collection revolution under way, as an increasing number of schools are taking significant steps towards becoming ‘fully cashless’. But what does it mean to be ‘fully cashless’? 
And what should be considered before investing in a cashless payment system?

Hands up if you think there are pupils at your school who should be registered for free school meals, but aren’t? Jo Walker shares advice on how to get more pupils claiming their free school meal if they qualify?

Geoff Jones, director at ParentMail, discusses the advantages schools can gain from switching to an electronic payment collection system.

Clio Turton, communications manager at The Soil Association, celebrates the award winning Food for Life Partnership and describes the Soil Association’s work toward improving food culture in educational settings

The School Food Trust's 'Lets Get Cooking' initiative is growing, and provides training, resources and support to help schools set up healthy eating programmes. Caroline Fanshaw explains.

Vending can bring a number of benefits to schools, including keeping pupils on site and providing a source of income, says Jonathan Hilder, the Automatic Vending Association

Jon Rayment, children’s food advisor for the School Food Trust, takes a look at meal prices and how you can encourage and increase take up of nutritious lunches

Good food at school? It comes down to six staples – enough time for lunch, decent dining rooms, freshly cooked food, affordable prices, stay on site policies and cooking in the curriculum

According to the saying, you are what you eat, but what about where you eat? The School Food Trust offers help and advice to increase meal take-up and make your dining space inspiring

The School Food Trust’s Audits and Inspections toolkit helps schools demonstrate compliance with school food standards, and there are multiple benefits to having the evidence at hand, says Claire Wall, Senior Nutritionist at the School Food Trust