Ofsted will be including healthy eating and evidence of a positive food culture as part of its inspection framework from September 2015.
Inspectors will look for evidence of a culture or ethos of exercise and healthy eating throughout their entire inspection visit, in classrooms as well as in the school canteen. They will look at the food on offer and visit the canteen to see the atmosphere and culture in the dining space and the effect this has on pupils' behaviour. Inspectors will also speak to school leaders about how they help to ensure a healthy lifestyle for pupils.
In addition to this, under the judgement on 'leadership and management' they will also consider the breadth and balance of the curriculum, of which practical cookery is now a part.
Click here to read a letter from Ofsted to MP Ms Sharon Hodgson - Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on School Food.
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