We work with all primary, secondary and special schools across the city, and have a wide and varied offer. This includes toolkits on such topics as healthy packed lunches and healthy drinks, a student placement offer in association with Sheffield Hallam University, funding opportunities via our Small Grant Scheme, and numerous training options in association with Food for Life.
You can find more information below, though please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or would like to know more.
Children working in the Bradway School Garden
We work very closely with Food for Life (FFL) and encourage schools to work towards the FFL School Award.
This is a great way to demonstrate that a school is doing fantastic work to provide healthy school meals, great lunchtimes and food education that has a positive impact on both pupils and the wider community.
The Award Scheme supports a school to:
- Improve health, wellbeing and motivation of pupils and staff.
- Encourage pupils to take part in enrichment activities.
- Enable children to feel empowered to make their own choices to improve wellbeing.
- Connect with parents and your local community.
We have 6 Eat Smart Sheffield Toolkits, each one focussing on a different school food-related theme:
- School Meals
- Food Education
- Healthy Packed Lunches
- Healthy Drinks
- Wrap-Around Care
- Beyond the School Gates
All schools in Sheffield have the opportunity to apply for funding to support their food-related activities via our Small Grant Scheme.
We offer a range of training courses, workshops, webinars and learning sessions for both school staff and parents/carers.
We offer a vast array of resources including recipes, growing activities, assembly plans, homework tasks, pupil/parent surveys, policy documents and guidance and these can be found in our dedicated Resource Hub.
Each year we provide work experience placements for a cohort of food and nutrition students from Sheffield Hallam University. Both schools and students benefit from this collaboration.