Change 4 Life

Change 4 Life is an excellent source of easy and fun methods to help children and families make healthy choices and be more active. The site has been updated for 2017 and includes the new Be Food Smart app, which includes ‘Food Detectives’ mini-missions for the whole family as well as specific guidance on how to be sugar, saturated fat and salt ‘smart.’  There is also an excellent example recipe resource now including lunchboxes.

There is also a separate School Zone within Change for Life with numerous resources based on Be Food Smart including KS1 and KS2 Toolkits, Assembly Presentations, Pupil Campaign Packs plus Our Healthy Year Reception and Year 6 Toolkits. 

Download the Change 4 Life document ‘Core Competencies for Young People at Key Stage 1 and 2’.

Eatwell Guide

The Eatwell Guide (updated from the Eatwell Plate) is a policy tool used to define government recommendations on eating healthily and achieving a balanced diet. It is a clear, helpful and visual resource that can be used to inform all aspects of healthy eating including cooking in the curriculum.


5 A DAY tips to help families and children get the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day and inform teachers’ lessons, advice and guidance.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices provides a wide repository of advice and guidance including the 8 Tips for Healthy Eating.