Parental engagement

Welcome to the Parental engagement section. Here you will find activity suggestions and resources for schools to use to engage with parents and carers - scroll down the page to view.

Parental engagement

Working with parents/carers is an important part of school life. In relation to food, this relates to the child’s health and wellbeing, the food and drink they consume and what they learn. Engaging parents/carers with your whole school food ethos enables them to better understand your culture and values, as well as potentially supporting them to become learners.

Of course, many parents/carers also have fantastic experience, skills and knowledge that can be utilised to support your school, from helping create a garden space and teaching children about growing plants, to running cooking and tasting sessions about different ingredients and dishes around the UK and world.

Over time, a series of activity ideas and resources to engage parents and carers will be added, including:

  • activity ideas, such as breakfast club sessions, healthy eating talks, and cooking clubs;
  • information sheets, to provide ideas for the home around a number of topics including lunchboxes, healthy eating and cooking;
  • posters and displays to help create a warm welcome in reception, parent/carer evening or an activity session.

Breakfast

Work with parents/carers on the topic of breakfast ...

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Breakfast information

A breakfast information fact sheet for use with parent or carers.

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Breakfast presentation

A presentation about breakfast for parents and carers.

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Breakfast workshop

A workshop idea around breakfast for parents and carers.

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Porridge generator

A worksheet about porridge and different toppings.

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Breakfast diary

A breakfast diary for children to complete with their parents or carers.

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Breakfast menu

A worksheet about creating a breakfast menu for one week.

Eat well

Work with parents/carers on the topic of eat well...

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Eat well information sheet

An information sheet for parents/carers about the Eatwell Guide.

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Eat well presentation

A presentation about eating well (and The Eatwell Guide).

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Eat well workshop

A workshop around eatwell for parent and carers.

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Eat well check list

A checklist for parents/carers about eating well.

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Eatwell Guide food list

A list of food within each food group in the Eatwell Guide.

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Eat well diary

A diary for children to complete with their parents/carers.

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Menu planner

A worksheet for children to complete with their parents/carers.

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What is the Eatwell Guide?

A video looking at the UK government's healthy eating guidelines, the Eatwell...

Healthy lunchboxes

Work with parents/carers on the topic of healthy lunchboxes ...

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Lunchbox information

A healthy lunchbox information sheet for parents/carers.

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Healthy lunchbox presentation

A presentation about healthy lunchboxes.

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Healthy lunchbox workshop

A workshop idea for schools to run with parents and carers.

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Healthy lunchbox builder

A worksheet to build a healthy lunchbox.

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Sandwich generator

A worksheet to generate different ideas of a sandwich.

Healthy hydration

Work with parents/carers on the topic of healthy hydration ...

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Information sheet

A healthy hydration information sheet for parents and carers.

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Healthy hydration presentation

A healthy hydration presentation.

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Healthy hydration workshop

A workshop idea for schools to run with parents and carers.

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Healthy hydration activity (questions)

A healthy hydration activity sheet for parents (questions).

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Healthy hydration activity (answers)

Healthy hydration activity sheet answers.

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Drink plenty chart

A chart for children to record the number of drinks they have per day.

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Hydration - The Eatwell Guide

A video looking at the government guidelines on hydration.

Physical activity

Work with parents/carers on the topic of physical activity ...

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Physical activity information

An information sheet about physical activity for parents/carers.

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Physical activity presentation

A presentation about physical activity.

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Physical activity dice

A worksheet to encourage children to be more active.

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Activity diary

An activity diary worksheet for children to use with their parents/carers.

Sleep

Work with parents/carers on the topic of sleep ...

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Sleep information

Sleep information sheet for parents/carers.

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Sleep presentation

A presentation about sleep for use by schools with parents/carers.

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Sleep diary

A sleep diary for children to complete with their parents/carers.

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Sleep word search

A sleep word search worksheet.

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Sleep word search (answers)

Sleep word search worksheet answers.

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