Herefordshire Food Charter. Healthy food for people, place and planet

healthy schools colour and hc logo w 400The Herefordshire Healthy Schools Programme is being launched later this month ready for schools to start in September.

The programme provides a template for teaching, planning, tracking and monitoring the health and wellbeing of children and young people in primary and secondary schools.
The programme aims to help support and celebrate the good work in schools around the following four themes:

  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy food, drink and oral health
  • Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education (schools only)

The programme includes a free accreditation scheme where schools can be awarded Healthy Schools Status after demonstrating that they can meet
criteria set out in the above four themes.

A dedicated team from Herefordshire Council's Public Health Team will provide advice and support to teachers and professionals to help them achieve the award.  By working towards the award, education settings will be able to not only improve the health and wellbeing of children and their families, but will also be
meeting a range of local and national priorities.

All Herefordshire education settings can now sign up to the new scheme.
Once registered schools will be provided with access to our easy to use, interactive assessment tool 'the Wheel'; that will support them to evidence their
school's approach to health and wellbeing.
Schools can find out more or sign up by completing the form on

Who we Are

The Herefordshire Food Charter is an initiative of the Herefordshire Food Alliance, a network of individuals and organisations from across the county involved in local, community and sustainable food action.

The Alliance is a member of the national Sustainable Food Places network and is co-ordinated by New Leaf Sustainable Development with support from Herefordshire Council and Sustainable Food Places.

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