Promoting health and wellbeing in schools
Health and wellbeing across learning is a responsibility of all school staff. It includes mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing.
Food in schools
All school meals food and drinks meet the requirements of the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007. The following guidance is available:
- Guidance for school snacks - designed to offer extra clarity and practical suggestions for mid-morning break in primary and secondary schools
- Guidance for healthier home baking - this guidance offers help to home cooks, school caterers and pupils to improve the nutritional value of home baking
- Guidance for food for celebrations - foods available in school must now meet national nutritional standards. This guidance encourages schools to follow similar principles at social and cultural events which might include school trips, discos, summer fetes, sports days and other special events
- Policies and guidance on promoting health and wellbeing in schools
Gathering pupil feedback
Every two years, primary and secondary pupils participate anonymously in the Highland lifestyle survey. Information gathered from pupils informs health and wellbeing improvement actions for Children's Services.