The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Food For Life School Awards Programme: Information Session

Date:

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:45 - 17:00

Venue:

Waltham Forest Town Hall (CR3 / Committee Room 3), Forest Road, , Walthamstow, E17 4JF

Provider:

Public Health

Outline:

This event will provide an introduction to the Food For Life School Awards programme for schools interested in taking up the offer of a free school awards package for Waltham Forest Schools.

Description:

Waltham Forest Public Health has secured funding for nine WF schools to take part in the Food For Life School Awards programme for free. This package normally costs £780, and supports schools in taking a whole school approach to food. The programme is centred around four areas of development, which link to the criteria and create an action framework for your school:

•Food Quality
•Food Leadership and Food Culture
•Food Education
•Community and Partnerships

Follow this link for more information about the awards and what's involved: http://www.foodforlife.org.uk/schools/criteria-and-guidance

This is a fantastic opportunity for schools to become part of a borough wide food network and to access free support to transform food culture through a supportive action framework. Schools successful in applying for a space will receive the following:

- Free half day training for staff on the awards programme
- Access to an online portal to track progress and free online support
- A wealth of resources to support food education, food growing etc. in your school
- Allocation of an LBWF 'Food For Life Mentor' who can offer additional support locally where necessary

This session will also outline the application process - How schools can apply, what the expectation is from schools, and how the places will be allocated. For those schools who are interested in the free packages but unable to attend, email claire.mulrenan@walthamforest.gov.uk for more information.

Audience:

School staff leading on healthy eating/ wellbeing, SLT, Governors, PSHE Leads, School Caterers, Learning Mentors or staff interested in healthy eating and school food.

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