Healthy Schools

Healthy Lifestyles

The Healthy Lifestyles theme incorporates a range of resources, staff training and interventions around the topic areas of healthy eating and physical activity. The Healthy Lifestyles theme aims to promote and develop healthy lifestyle choices in the school age population, preventing and reducing the number of children with excess weight across Manchester. Please contact for more information.

Training & Events

Healthy Lifestyles Part 2: Developing a physically active school community. Thursday April 22nd

Universal Primary Secondary

A look at the physical activity levels of children and young people in Manchester and how these have been impacted as a result of the Corona...

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Healthy Lifestyles Part 1: The importance of healthy eating in school and beyond. Thursday 25th March 2021

Universal Primary Secondary

A look at how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the diets and nutritional health of children and young people in Manchester, the contrib...

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Healthy Lifestyles; The Impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Thursday 4th March 2021

Universal Primary Secondary Special

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic continues to disproportionately affect the health of people living in Manchester. This one hour webina...

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Food teaching in secondary schools

This framework is a guide to the knowledge and skills expected of secondary school food teachers. It outlines the knowledge and skills that would be developed over time–resulting in exemplary food teaching. Produced by Public Health England and the British Nutrition Foundation.


Physical Activity Policy

Template Physical Activity/Active Play Policy. The key aim of a whole-school Physical Activity Policy is to develop and promote a range of physical activities for the whole school community throughout the school day and beyond which are underpinned by a supportive ethos and environment. 

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Creating a culture and ethos of healthy eating - Practical Guidance

Practical guidance on a whole school approach to healthy eating by the School Food Plan. Ofsted’s new Common Inspection Framework includes a judgment on personal development, behaviour and welfare. As part of reaching this judgment, inspectors will look at the extent to which schools are successfully supporting pupils to gain “knowledge of how to keep themselves healthy” and “make informed choices about healthy eating, [and] fitness” throughout their entire inspection.