To the Grab 5! Action Pack Website


The Action Pack website is intended to provide practical information advice and tips for schools wanting to encourage pupils to eat more fruit and veg.

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Section 1: Introduction

About this action pack
The Grab 5! approach
What is so good about fruit and vegetables?
Why should schools promote healthy eating?

Section 2: The Grab 5! process

The Grab 5! process
Secure the commitment of the head

Designate a school Grab 5! coordinator
Seek support from the whole school
Set up an action group
Carry out an audit
Develop an action plan
Adopt a food policy
Implement the action plan
Monitor and adapt
Make links
Make a publicity splash

Section 3: Opportunities to promote fruit and veg and healthy eating

Opportunities to promote fruit and veg and healthy eating
In the classroom
Outside of school

Section 4: The ideas bank

The ideas bank
Ideas bank 1: Change the rules!
Ideas bank 2: Change the lunch menu
Ideas bank 3: Healthy packed lunches
Ideas bank 4: Have a big breakfast!
Ideas bank 5: Set up a fruit tuck shop
Ideas bank 6: Tickle your tastebuds!
Ideas bank 7: Be farmers for a day!
Ideas bank 8: Get shopping!
Ideas bank 9: Get cooking!
Ideas bank 10: Grow your own!
Ideas bank 11: Have a special event
Ideas bank 12: Start a food club
Ideas bank 13: Run a playground market

Section 5: The information bank

Information bank 1: Get your hands on some fruit and veg
Information bank 2: Get your hands on some funding
Information bank 3: Healthy eating guidelines
Information bank 4: Nutritional standards for school lunches
Information bank 5: Get food into the curriculum
Information bank 6: Stay safe
Information bank 7: Make a publicity splash
Information bank 8: Do a survey
Information bank 9: Healthy recipes
Information bank 10: Work with business
Information bank 11: Responsibility for providing school meals
Information bank 12: Celebrate Apple Day
Information bank 13: Buy local produce

Section 6: More information

More information
Interesting fruit and vegetable / healthy eating web sites
Keep in touch


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