The quality of the food and drink served in our schools, and how it is bought, delivered and served, should be key priorities for us as a local authority, the schools, pupils and their families alike.

What we buy is important but we also need to consider issues such as when it is purchased, who from, how it is packaged, distributed and prepared, and how waste is managed. These will all have an impact upon sustainable development.

By 2020 the government recommends that all schools are model suppliers of healthy, local and sustainable food and drink, showing strong commitments to the environment, social responsibility and animal welfare in their food and drink provision, and maximising their use of local suppliers.


The Sustainable Schools Alliance, is a project of SEEd and helps schools embed sustainability and learning for sustainability. It’s a network of Schools across the UK who are working towards a Whole School Approach.