A little ring-fencing please!
Back in March we excitedly announced the Healthy Pupils Capital Programme. Now it appears the coffers have already been raided.
An article in the Guardian confirms the news that the Department for Education will be using the cash raised through the sugary drinks levy to plug holes in the education budget. With little or no action coming forth from the Childhood Obesity Plan (we'll be celebrating its first birthday in a couple of weeks) it now appears they'll be even less money to fund much needed healthy eating programmes. We'll be picking up this conversation in September and trying to convince the DfE that the Healthy Pupils Capital Programme needs to be ring-fenced for ... healthy pupils!
In other news ...
A series of example menus and guidance have been published today to support healthier food provision in early years settings in line with current government dietary recommendations.
In case you’ve missed it, the Department for Education has given an update on the much-reduced Healthy Pupils Capital Fund.
The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation together with the AKO Foundation have revealed the results of the first comprehensive review of food education in English schools.