National School Meals Week Resources

This week (3-7 November) focuses on food and is a perfect excuse to encourage healthy eating, explore foods of the world and indulge in some delightful deserts. Give students a taster of these different topics with these free classroom resources, including quizzes, recipes, lesson plans and PowerPoint presentations.

Resources from LACA National School Meals Week

NSMW poster

Advertise National School Meals Week in your school with this colourful and attractive poster.

Press release templates

Use these press release templates as part of your school’s involvement with National School Meals Week.

Letters for catering staff

Give these letters to the catering staff working in your school canteen to provide them with information about National School Meals Week.

Table talkers

Stimulate discussion about school meals in your classroom with these great table talker ideas.

Primary activity sheets

These printable worksheets and activities for primary school children come in both English and Welsh and will get them thinking about healthy eating and school dinners.

School lunch assembly

Get in the spirit of National School Meals Week and promote the importance of healthy eating with this ready-made assembly.


Other resources

Balanced diet

What’s the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy dinner? Get pupils deigning a meal fit for their favourite celebrity with this lesson on healthy eating.

Healthy eating quiz

Do students know the importance of good nutrition, including protein and fruit portions? Find out with this fun quiz?

Party food

Organise a class party and get pupils cooking with this resource pack from Grain Chain.

Making pizza

This colourful recipe and story resource will encourage children to get creative in the kitchen and make their own pizzas.

British dishes

Show students meals that are traditionally British with this succulent slideshow.

Favourite British foods

Find out which traditional British food triumphs in a poll with this simple data-handling activity.

World food bingo

Play this fun game of bingo and get students thinking about where different foods come from with this international resource.

Tapas time

Practice Spanish speaking skills and cooking with this tasty tapas resource.

East African dishes

From Chapatis to Kashata, explore the foods of East Africa with this resource pack from Send a Cow.

Banana bread

Go bananas for this Caribbean desert recipe.

Fruit salad

Get fruity with these simple illustrated cooking instructions – a healthy treat to end the week.