A little ring-fencing please!

27 July 2017

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 ...

Students Harvest Produce Ahead Of Scotland's Schools To Market Day

Scottish Schools Harvest Produce Ahead Of Sale Day

12 September 2017

Last Friday, 72 lucky children from four schools in Scotland headed out to Craigie's Farm to harvest fresh fruit and veg, as part of our Schools to Market programme.

School Fruit and Veg Scheme

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

5 September 2017

We love the Department of Health's School Fruit and Veg Scheme and we'd love it more if it could be pesticide-free!

Young Marketeers Harvest Sale 2016

Autumn Food Education Fun

5 September 2017

It’s back to school for most children this week and we’re delighted that lots of them will be getting stuck into our food education programmes.