Resources

Handbooks, Guides, Reports and Plans

Building Local Food System

A handbook by Food Matters organisation aimed on local and ethical food consumption

Download: Building Local Food System (PDF format)

Food Growing in Schools Taskforce Executive Summary, March 2012

Executive summary of The Food Growing in Schools Taskforce, led by Garden Organic, established as a response to increasing concerns about the health and well-being of our children and young people, and a confidence that food growing in schools is a successful way of dealing with these concerns, delivering many benefits.

Aim of this document is to clearly describe the many benefits, identify challenges, and showcase best practice. Document is a set of simple recommendations that will support schools to enable and embed food growing in every school, in practical and affordable ways.

Impact of School Gardening on Learning

This report presents the findings from the qualitative study made by National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to assess the impact of school gardening on children’s learning and behavior. Findings are based on a representative sample of ten schools participating in the Campaign.

Natural Solutions For Tackling Health Inequalities

Report by that focuses on heath inequalities, their causes and (natural) solutions. This report sets out: 1. The evidence on health inequalities and the contribution which the natural environment can make to improving health outcomes 2. The challenges and priorities for practitioners, academics and policy makers from across the health and environment sectors, at both national and local levels, to better utilise the natural environment to help tackle health inequality. 3. Recommendations for future, collaborative action by the health and environment sectors

PROMOTING YOUR COMMUNITY FOOD ENTERPRISE

A practical guide for promoting community gardens in their local area.

Re-framing the great food debate: The case for sustainable food

“This report argues that ideas around local food have played a key role in the ‘great food debate’ that has taken place in the UK over the last two decades. As such, the local food movement has been extremely useful in raising awareness and helping to shape public discussion about the future of food.”

The Grab 5! School Food Policy website

The Curriculum Pack website is intended to provide practical information advice and tips for schools wanting to encourage pupils to eat more fruit & veg.

The School Food Plan

A complex plan (not a traditional ‘report’, or a set of recommendations to the government) to deal with problems with school food, like food in school canteen, low numbers of pupils who eat at school canteens, plan for school cooking lessons and many more. Plan present the things that need to happen to transform what children eat at school, and how they learn about food.

Download: The School Food Plan (PDF format)