What subjects use the Nutrition Program?

The main subject areas using the Nutrition Program are Food Preparation and Nutrition, Food Technology, Hospitality and Catering  and Home Economics.

BUT – there are many other subjects and school areas which study nutrition, recipes, meals and diets, and their students could share your extra users.

1. Healthy Schools Initiative – use the program to look at school meals, tuck shop food, student diets.

2. School Meals –  your school meals must meet government guidelines for nutritional standards. Our program provides the facility to check the meals.

3. Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism courses – they need to analyse menus and provide healthy food.

4 Health and Social Care – BTECs and others learn about diet and health

5. PSHE – teaching about diet and health

6 Science – needed for KS3 and KS4 where they learn about balanced diets and nutrients

7. Physical Education and Sport – the GCSEs look at healthy eating and diet analysis and want students to do practical tasks.

8. ICT and Maths – both subjects need to use real data that is meaningful for students – and students really want to know if their diet is OK. There is a lot of Maths in the program and in my experience, students can’t understand the meaning of % and bar charts!

How can you get funding to pay for The Nutrition Program

Many schools in England have Pupil Premium funds to help raise attainment for disadvantaged pupils. The Nutrition Program helps with Raising Standards so can be used as part of the Pupil Premium funds.

For 2014-2015 the funding is £935 for secondary-aged pupils registered to have free school meals.

Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care under:
    • a special guardianship order
    • a residence order
    • a child arrangement order