Find out more about some of the ways we are improving and how we ensure all our menus include healthy and sustainable choices.

Farm to fork

We support British farming and are committed to full traceability in every meal we serve. From Red Tractor meat to free-range eggs and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) approved fish, we work to the highest standards so that you and your family are assured of a quality meal.

Our kitchens are regularly audited by Hampshire Scientific Services. Food and product safety samples are taken to ensure that Education Catering outlets are clean, safe and comply with all relevant legislation.

Our commitment to sustainability extends to sourcing ingredients from local and regional suppliers wherever possible. We actively seek out suppliers whose ethics and sustainability credentials align with our own.

Find out more about how our suppliers make sustainable choices.

School Food Plan

When we cook meals for your children, we ensure that we adhere to The School Food Plan. The scheme, created by the Department for Education, is all about providing children with food that promotes good health and helps them to get the most out of their time in the classroom.

The plan was launched in July 2013. It set out 17 actions to transform what children eat and how they learn about food.

Overall, the School Food Plan is about improving the academic performance of our children and the health of our nation.

Read The School Food Plan .

Try out the NHS Food Scanner app

Parents can help their children explore what's in their food and drink and make healthier swaps with the NHS Food Scanner app. Simply scan the barcode to see how much sugar, saturated fat and salt is in your food and drink then choose one of the healthier swap suggestions.