School Food & Health Programmes in the West Midlands
This section provides information on school food and health initiatives, research and resources developed in the West Midlands to support work in schools.
- Eating Matters in Children's Centres in the West Midlands
Audit of Food and Health Activity in Children Centres in the West Midlands 2009/10
- Food Glorious Food- Solihill Early Years Conference
Presentation from the Solihull Early Years Foundtation Stage Conference held at St Johns Hotel on the 19th & 20th March 2010
- Maternal & Early Years Intervention to Address Food, Physical Activity and the Emotional Health & Well-Being of Children & Their Families
Maternal and Early Years Interventions
to Address Food, Physical Activity and the Emotional Health & Well-Being
of Children & Their Families
– work to understand the evaluation frameworks underpinning these programmes
- Maternal and Early Years Interventions - Appendix 6
- Making a Meal of School Dinners - How Warwickshire Trading Standards Assessed the Food on Offer in Local Schools
This is the report written by Simon Cripwell at Warwickshire Trading Standards which was used as the basis of the TS Today article in November 2010.
- Eating Well for Looked After Children and Young People- West Midlands Programme 2009/10
The Department of Health West Midlands commissioned Karen Chugg (Dietian and Psychotherapist) to deliver children in care training. The training took place in 2009/10 and was based around the Caroline Walker Trust material ‘Eating Well for looked after children and young people’
- Lets Get Cooking Extended Schools Report 2010
Due to the high demand for Let’s Get Cook Club places and in order to support the sustainability of this programme at a local level and provide additional support, the Department f Health working with Let’s Get Cooking were keen to increase the number of school able to start up a Let’s Get Cooking club by working with Extended School coordinators in local clusters.
The document reports on the Extended Schools training delivered in February/March 2010 in the West Midlands
- School Food Database
- Food Dudes Evaluation 2009 - final report
Food Dudes - Final Evaluation Report - 2009 (Bangor University/Wolverhampton City PCT).
- Eating Matters in Schools in the West Midlands
A report by the Regional Food
in Schools Action Group, April 2008 to March 2009.
- Charlie and the Kitchen Cook
Charlie and the Kitchen Cook is a Pawprint production commissioned by the Department of Health in the West Midlands to promote the uptake of school meals among primary aged children.
The theatre performance follows Charlie as he strives to become a cook under the guidance of Cook Crumble who runs a school kitchen, but her rival, Betty Bacteria, has other plans. With the help of the children, who become Kitchen Assistants within the production, Charlie and Cook Crumble help Betty change her ways. The show is packed with audience participation, original songs, comedy and important information about healthy eating, school meal take up, 5 A day and healthy packed lunches.
Resources linked to the training are listed below.
For more information on booking a performance contact Mark Dolancinski at Pawprint Theatrical Productions
- Children in Care Training
- Food in Schools Surveys
- Food in Schools Toolkit
The toolkit consists of guidance, advice, case studies and templates brought to life by interactive elements such as a 'Food Audit', to help schools create customised solutions, and a 'Virtual Day', which follows a day in the life of a student.
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- Early Years Training
- Eating Matters in Special Schools
- Food in Schools Newsletters
- Healthy Packed Lunch Training Materials
- Whole School Food Policy (WSFP) Research
- Million Meals
- School Food and Health in the West Midlands: Presentation