A better Medway

Family and Schools Together

Family and Schools Together is a healthy eating programme for primary and secondary schools. The programme takes a whole school approach and works with staff, volunteers, food contractors, pupils and families to embed healthy food behaviours and help reduce childhood obesity.

The programme offers schools   

  • help with introducing a whole school food policy
  • a family workshop on lunchboxes, breakfasts, healthy eating and snacking
  • delivery of a healthy eating school assembly.

Training is given to school staff and volunteers on

  • healthy eating and nutrition
  • meeting the requirements of the cooking and nutrition curriculum
  • how to run an accredited cookery group for students and parents. By attending the course children will gain credits for their Passports to Learning
  • how to set up and deliver an all-year gardening club.

On completion of the programme, we will fund and co-deliver a 6-week family cookery course and continue to mentor schools. Participating schools will also be entered into our annual Medway school growing competition.

Book a place

Email change4life@medway.gov.uk to book your place or to ask for more information.

Training is held at Chatham Children and Family Hub, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, ME4 5AZ.