We hear from our colleagues at the Welsh Government about the commitment to offer universal free school meal provision in primary schools by 2024. In Wales we have a commitment for all primary school pupils to receive Universal Free Primary School meal by 2024. The rollout has already begun, and since September many of our...
2022: ISMD – the day in numbers
This year’s 10th anniversary theme, ‘Celebrating School Meals’, encouraged the sharing of ideas, stories and experiences of the past, present and future. This infographic shows how successful the day was! Thank you to everybody who got involved from around the world. Click here to download the infographic as a PDF
2022: A celebration of good nutrition at Krishna Avanti Primary School, Leicester, England
The pupils and staff celebrated International School Meals Day at Krishna Avanti Primary School, Leicester with activity organised by Govinda’s Ltd., the catering subsidiary of Avanti Schools Trust. The events planned included: A whole-school assembly focusing the importance of school meals (on health, education & wellbeing), appreciating each kitchen staff who feed us all year...
2022: Blog – Chefs in Schools share two exciting recipes
To celebrate International School Meals Day, the charity Chefs in Schools is sharing two school lunch recipes which are popular with pupils – Jollof Rice and Pav Bhaji. School chefs in London, Sheffield and Bournemouth will be cooking these. We hope you’ll try them at your schools. If you do, send us your photos and...
2020 – Ramen noodles in school in Japan
A school chef cooked ramen noodle for teachers at a school that’s currently closed to pupils in Japan.
2020 – Pasta and bread-making in schools in England
Mellors Catering has a new class, run by their brilliant Executive Development Chef, Michael Stroud. Since September he’s been all over the north of England teaching hundreds of pupils how to make pasta and bread.
2020 – Favourite foods from around the world in Scotland
The first of the #ISMD2020 menus has been created and shared by the pupils of Dalintober Primary in Argyll and Bute in Scotland. The children have chosen their favourite international dishes. Some great choices are included! Well done to Tristan for the menu design!
2019 – School meals in Northern Ireland
Around 180,000 meals are produced daily for children in schools in Northern Ireland. Meals are served to children of all ages from nursery to post primary and for those pupils attending special schools. In addition there is a catering provision to staff both in schools and out centres. School food is designed to offer children a...
2018 – Washingborough Academy, England
Pupils at Washingborough Academy discussed and drew their favourite meals which they share with their families and eat at school.
2018 Blog – from Scotland’s Deputy First Minister
Scotland has been a beacon of inspiration across the world for its work in encouraging our children and young people to make better food and drink choices. As we celebrate International School Meals Day 2018, I am delighted to see so many contributions from Scotland to this year’s international cookbook competition. I am proud that...