The School Food Plan




The government-commissioned School Food Plan set out how to improve the food culture & food served in schools. It found school food is much better nutritionally than packed lunches and by increasing the take up of school food, schools not only improve the quality of food the children eat, but economies of scale mean that they can serve higher quality meals, cheaper.

The plan was just that, a plan of action, not a report. When it was published those actions included:

• Free school meals for all infants

• Cooking lessons compulsory for all children up to the age of 14

• New food-based standards for school meals

• A taskforce to improve the skills and status of workforce 


Chefs in Schools puts the theory established by the School Food Plan into practice.