The School Food in England guidance will help when planning and providing food in schools. It explains how legislation applies to food provided within schools in England. It outlines the role of school governing bodies and stipulates the legal requirements for food provided across the school day.

A summary of the food standards and a practical guide are available at school food standards: resources for schools

School food standards practical guide

Checklist for headteachers

School food: guidance for governors

Preparing varied and tasty menus

Portion sizes and food groups

Allergy guidance for schools

Preparing for food supply chain changes

Checklist for school lunches

Checklist for school food other than lunch

Creating a culture and ethos of healthy eating

School food standards poster