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Resources

Websites

* Food Commission (www.foodcomm.org.uk). Independent organisation that campaigns for healthier food for all. Organises the Parents' Jury (www.parentsjury.org.uk) which monitors food targeted at children. Tel: 020 7837 2250.

* Food Standards Agency (www.foodstandards.gov.uk). Independent food safety watchdog that oversees research on the impact of food advertising on children. Tel: 020 7276 8000.

* Health Education Trust (www. healthedtrust.com). Co-ordinates school nutrition action groups (alliances of staff, pupils and caterers, supported by health and education professionals). Also compiling the Database for School Catering. Tel: 01789 773915.

* Sustain: alliance for better food and farming (www.sustainweb. org).

Independent charity that advocates food and agriculture policies that are better for people, animals and the environment. Tel: 020 7837 1228.

* British Nutrition Foundation (www.nutrition.org.uk). Tel: 020 7404 6504.

* Food Forum (www.foodforum. org.uk). Food education service, with information for teachers.

* Vegetarian Society (www. vegsoc.org). Tel: 0161 925 2000.

* Focus on Food. RSA education campaign, supported by Waitrose. Runs the Cooking Bus and Focus on Food week, a celebration of cooking in schools, in June each year, as well as providing teaching materials. Information: www.waitrose.com focusonfood Tel: Lucy Burns, 01422 383 191; Focus on Food, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX6 4LU.

* Child Poverty Action Group (www.cpag.org.uk). Charity campaigning for free school meals for all who need them. Tel: 020 7837 7979.

* The white stuff (www.milk.co. uk). Dairy Council campaign to promote awareness of fact that every primary pupil aged five to 11 is entitled to daily glass of milk. Tel: 020 7499 7822.

* Food Dudes (www.fooddudes. co.uk). Programme for primary schools run by Bangor University to encourage young children to eat more fruit and vegetables. Tel: 01248 383973.

* Be Cool in School. Merseyside campaign to encourage schools to provide more water for pupils. Information from Carol Parker, tel 0151 285 2362 (10am-4pm); email: carol.parker@central liverpoolpct.nhs.uk.

* Water is cool in schools. National campaign. Information from Enuresis Research and Information Centre, tel 0117 960 3060; www.wateriscoolin schools.co.uk; www.eric.org.uk.

* National school fruit scheme. Free fruit for all pupils up to age six.

Currently being piloted and due to go national in 2004. Run by the Department of Health. www.wiredforhealth.gov.uk.

Books

The following books can be ordered through the Food Commission (www.foodcomm. org.uk). Tel: 020 7837 2250.

* The Chips are Down, pound;15. A guide to food policy in schools produced jointly by the Health Education Trust and the Design Dimension Educational Trust.

* Kids' Food for Fitness, by Anita Bean (Aamp;C Black, pound;12.99).

Nutritional guidelines for active children aged five to 16.

* The Food Our Children Eat, by Joanna Blythman (Fourth Dimension Publications, pound;8.99).

* The Nursery Food Book, by Mary Whiting and Tim Lobstein (Arnold, pound;13.99).

* Food and Nutrition in the Early Years, by Carolyn Childs (Hodder amp; Stoughton, pound;12.99).

A comprehensive list of resources on nutrition can be found at www.tes.co.ukl The Thinking Out of the Box thinking skills resource (The Issue, May 7) costs pound;25.49 inc VAT and pamp;p. The pack is produced by Nijen, tel: 01242 575315

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