A Whole School Food Approach: Guidelines for schools and cities / regions

What school-age children and adolescents eat has an impact on both their health and the environment. Unhealthy diets negatively affect pupils’ wellbeing and concentration. Investing in healthy and sustainable diets for young people will allow for significant savings to future public health spending and will contribute to personal and social wellbeing.


As part of its Farm to Fork Strategy, the European Commission aims to promote sustainable food consumption and the shift to healthy, sustainable diets. The Strategy  puts a particular emphasis on the role of cities, regions and public authorities to source sustainable food for schools.


This document was developed as part of the SchoolFood4Change project, with a view to providee guidelines for schools and local and regional authorities to implement the Whole School Food Approach in a coherent way. 

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