Health check

23rd April 2004 at 01:00
* Discuss a healthy eating policy as a strategic issue among the board and with parents. Formulate it by bringing together related issues from other policies, such as health and safety.

* Carry out an audit of your current position.

* Think about food provided apart from school meals: tuck shops, breakfast and after-school clubs.

* Join in national debate about obesity in children.

* Consider the practical implications.Where will lunchboxes, full of fresh fruit and vegetables, be stored?

* Governors have an important role, monitoring the progress of a healthy-eating policy and maintaining the ethos that supports it.

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