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02 February 2024

Healthy Schools Bulletin available to download now

Every half term we produce a Healthy Schools bulletin for schools. The bulletin includes lots of useful information, updates, links and training information that may be of use to professionals working in schools and settings with a focus on PSHE, SEMH, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity.

This is also available to be sent directly to your inbox if you have an account on our Leeds for Learning website. 


06 September 2021

NEW National Food Strategy - The Plan

Following the publishing of Part One last year, The National Food Strategy – The Plan, is now ready! This plan includes a series of recommendations designed to be implemented over the next three years, they are essential first steps in a longer-term transition for better food systems.

01 July 2021

Eat Like a Champ - FREE Primary Lessons on Healthy Eating

Eat Like A Champ (ELAC) is a six-lesson programme designed to teach primary school pupils in Year 5 about healthy, sustainable lifestyles.

21 October 2020

Marcus Rashford urges more compassion for UK's poorest children.

Footballer Marcus Rashford who was recently awarded an MBE for services to vulnerable children, has launched an online petition calling on the government to end child food poverty. By implementing three recommendations from the National Food Strategy to expand access to, Free School Meals to 1.5 million more young people from struggling families, provide meals and activities during holidays to stop holiday hunger and to increase the value of and expand the Healthy Start scheme.
15 October 2020

Surge in number of UK children applying for free school meals.

As the Covid-19 pandemic plays havoc with family incomes, analysis by the Food Foundation released as part of footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign to end child food poverty, estimates that as many as 900,000 more children have sought free school meals, on top of the 1.4 million who were already claiming...
07 October 2020

School Breakfast Bill .

Magic Breakfast is working with Feeding Britain and Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck on a school breakfast bill. This builds on, and scales-up, current government funding for school breakfasts. If successful, the bill would ensure that all children in England start the day settled and ready to learn, allowing every child in the country to reach their full potential.

04 August 2020

The National Food Strategy - Part 1

Last week part one of the first major review of our food system in 75 years was published, just days after the Governments Obesity Strategy. So what could this mean for schools?
28 July 2020

The Obesity Strategy

on 27th July 2020 Government published plans to tackle obesity and set out actions that will aim to help adults and children lead healthier lives. The full strategy can be read at

21 November 2019

Could breakfast help to improve GCSE results?

Do you offer a free breakfast at your school? Researchers have found that secondary school pupils who eat breakfast regularly score nearly two GCSE grades above their peers who often miss the meal.