Covid-19 - Resources to support children’s wellbeing and education for schools, parents and carers

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COVID-19: Information for schools on Free School Meals, access to food and supporting families in food poverty

This guidance aims to provide national and local information, advice and guidance for how to support your pupils and families to access meals and maintain a balanced diet. It will be important to support those who may be at risk or food poverty or who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM).

This resource is applicable for school in Leeds.

To download the resource please click here.

To read the full DfE guidance on Free School Meals and COVID-19, please visit 

The Health and Wellbeing Service are still here to provide support for schools around nutrition, health eating, cooking and general advice on food. Please email or call 0113 3785254 and ask to speak with the Healthy Eating Adviser.

You can also visit the News section on or follow us on twitter at @schoolwellbeing and @healthyschools_ for the latest advice and updates.

  • Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
  • Type: Stat. Guidance
  • Cohort: Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Primary, Secondary
  • Audience: Teachers, Parents, Governors
  • Price: FREE
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Covid-19 - Resources

Firstly may we say THANK YOU to everyone who is working hard during this time to keep children and young people happy, learning, laughing, active and calm at this time of great uncertainty!

We are keen to share tools and resources as best we can, to support children’s wellbeing and education over this period of uncertainty. With this in mind, we have produced a range of advice and free resources for schools, as well as resources for parents/carers in your school.

These resources are updated every week so please check them on a regular basis.

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