Eat Smart Sheffield

Eat Smart Sheffield

Universal Offer (All Schools)

As part of the programme, all schools can expect a vast array of resources, support and guidance including:

  • Access to a variety of Food for Life resources including evaluation tools, training and awards
  • Links to relevant local and national food organisations and healthy eating campaigns
  • Data dashboard with national, city-wide and local area public health data
  • Ability to share learning and best practice with other schools

We are also committed to working with schools alongside any relevant projects and initiatives which may already be in place or be in development to help achieve our aims of reducing childhood obesity and childhood tooth decay in the 20% most deprived areas of the city.

Intensive Support (Targeted Schools)

In addition to the universal offer, each year a small number of targeted schools will receive a more intensive support package.

These schools will receive a minimum of one year’s support, and can expect a higher level of intervention including:

  • Help to set up and facilitate a ‘School Nutrition Action Group’ (or similar) with bespoke School Action Plan
  • Additional data collection and analysis resulting in informed support
  • Set up support for Gardening and/or Cooking Clubs
  • Food for Life priority training

How will targeted schools be selected?

Schools will be selected based on a number of factors including:

  • Need – based on public health data on such factors as food insecurity, food choice, and overall health
  • Locality - to ensure the benefits of the programme reach far and wide across the whole city
  • Engagement - commitment to making the programme a success is essential and although schools do not have to pay to take part, some time and resources will be required in order for it to be delivered and utilised effectively thus a schools ability to participate will be taken into consideration

It is envisaged that between 10 and 15 targeted schools will be selected each year over the 5-year programme resulting in up to 75 schools potentially benefiting from this intensive support.

In Year 1, the following schools have been selected for intensive support:

Primary

Mansel Primary
Watercliffe Meadow Community Primary
Oasis Academy Fir Vale
Phillimore Community Primary
Arbourthorne Community Primary
Emmaus Catholic and C of E Primary
St Theresa’s Catholic Primary
Stradbroke Primary
Woodthorpe Community Primary
Lower Meadow Primary
Bankwood Primary
Netherthorpe Primary

Secondary

Firth Park Academy
Sheffield Park Academy
Outwood Academy City