School Food Plan

In 2012, School Food Matters was proud to be invited to be part of the Expert Panel charged by the DfE to come up with the School Food Plan.

Led by Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent, the School Food Plan was published in July 2013 with the support of then Education Secretary, Michael Gove.

It contains a series of actions, each of which is the responsibility of a named person or organisation, to transform what children eat at school and how they learn about food. Watch the film to find out more.

On 1 April 2016, the School Food Plan office officially closed and the baton was passed to the School Food Plan Alliance. The Alliance is made up of members of the original Expert Panel and representatives of organisations from the wider world of school food. Our Founder/CEO, Stephanie Slater, co-chairs the Alliance with Food for Life's co-founder, Jeanette Orrey.

Below you'll find a selection of key resources and practical tools for schools produced by the School Food Plan team on behalf of the Department for Education. These resources and tools contain public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0 (as the same may be updated and/or amended from time to time).

School Food Plan recipe hub

Main Meal

Meat - Beef bourguignon337.57 KBMeat - Beef chow mein332.46 KBMeat - Chicken & balti pie331.34 KBMeat - Chicken chasseur337.69 KBMeat - Chicken curry334.94 KBMeat - Chicken fajitas332.05 KBMeat - Chinese chicken & rice413.79 KBMeat - Macaroni & cheese with pork415.24 KBMeat - Greek meatballs in a sweet pepper sauce337.64 KBMeat - Mumbai meatballs414.54 KBMeat - Shepherd's pie411.92 KBVeggie - Thai vegetable curry331.2 KBOily fish - Salmon fishcakes331.31 KBMeat - Sticky chicken335.69 KBVeggie - Beetroot patties & feta cheese yoghurt329 KBVeggie - Quorn vegetable paella415.87 KBVeggie - Cheese & broccoli quiche328.13 KBVeggie - Five-bean chilli with rice330.21 KBVeggie - Oriental vegetable stir-fry334.04 KBVeggie - Five layer lasagne340.87 KBVeggie - Goan Quorn curry414.75 KBVeggie - Bean & veg burrito331.08 KBSauce - Tomato & basil sauce330.97 KBVeggie - Tortilla layer332.03 KBVeggie - Spiced lentil & bean patties334.45 KBVeggie - Vegetable, pea & potato curry329.99 KBOily fish - Pollack fillet with a lemon & herb crumb329.54 KBVeggie - Crispy-topped vegetarian pie333.71 KBOily fish - Salmon & broccoli pasta330.49 KBOily fish - Salmon fish pie335.22 KBVeggie - Margarita pizza & lentil sauce331.92 KBOily fish - Salmon & tomato pasta334.33 KBMeat - Chicken & roast vegetable couscous333.3 KBVeggie - Mexican quesadilla412.29 KB Oily fish - Salmon & vegetables with noodles326.71 KBOIly fish - Spaghetti marinara332.5 KBOily fish - Tandoori salmon329.91 KBSauce - Popeye pizza sauce334.73 KB

Starchy Accompaniment

Vegetable Accompaniment