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Food and Nutrition Charter Mark

Food and Nutrition

The Food and Nutrition Charter Mark has been developed by a local multi-agency group of health, food and nutritional practitioners and education professionals.

The Charter has been developed to support schools to introduce and promote healthier behaviours to enable pupils and individuals within the wider school community maintain healthy weight. In addition, the charter recognises the dedication of schools within the city in contributing towards the health and wellbeing of their pupils, staff and local communities. 

The Food and Nutrition Charter is one of the five health and wellbeing related Charter Marks that contribute to the Sunderland Healthy Schools Award. 

Food and Nutrition Charter Mark Levels

There are three levels of Food and Nutrition Charter Accreditation; Bronze, Silver and Gold.

  • Bronze level has been developed in line with national guidelines.
  • Silver level includes all elements of the Bronze level and supports schools to implement a range of additional initiatives, resources and support to implement healthier eating and drinking behaviours amongst pupils and, where relevant, the wider school community.
  • Gold level includes all elements of Bronze and Silver level and challenges and supports schools to implement an outstanding range of initiatives, resources and support to implement healthier eating and drinking behaviours amongst pupils and the wider school community.

Food and Nutrition Charter Mark Accreditation Process

Due to a range of factors, the working group overseeing the Food and Nutrition Charter Mark have made the decision that schools may only attain the Bronze level of the Food and Nutrition Charter during the 2021/22 school year.

Silver and Gold levels will be available from 2022/23 onwards. 

Food and Nutrition Charter Mark support for schools

Schools who would benefit from support to establish the Food and Nutrition Charter Mark can access this from Sunderland Public Health. There is also a small pot of funding available that schools can apply for to support with meeting the criteria. Please contact karen.lightfoot-gencli@sunderland.gov.uk with any queries, requests for support, or for information to apply for the funding.

Find out more and apply 

Do you want to find out more or are you ready to apply for the Bronze Level? Complete the Accreditation Form below.
 

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