Healthy eating in schools: supplementary guidance

Additional guidance on diet and nutrition for children and young people with additional support needs.

Further information and resources

School Food Trust: A practical guide to developing a whole school approach to food in special schools. A practical tool, which aims to help and support special schools in achieving and maintaining National Healthy School Status, implementing the school food standards and developing a positive healthy eating culture for the whole school community.

Caroline Walker Trust: Eating Well: children and adults with learning disabilities. Nutritional and practical guidelines. These guidelines summarise the current evidence on the nutritional needs of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities in the UK.

Ensuring Safer Practice for Adults with Learning Disabilities who have Dysphagia. This guidance document aims to ensure safer practice for adults with learning disabilities who have difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia). It highlights best practice and provides resource materials to give practical help. The tools can be adapted for local use and for any adult who has dysphagia. Available from the National patient safety agency.

Leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Pyramid Educational Consultants is an organisation providing training, consultation and support to parents, carers and professionals involved with children and adults with communication difficulties. Using functional and practical interventions they aim to teach individuals how to communicate, function independently, and be successful in their schools, homes, places of employment, and the community.

Makaton uses signs, symbols and speech to help people with learning and/or communication difficulties to communicate. Through the use of Makaton, children and adults can interact with others, be included in everyday life, take part in education, access information and services and fulfil their potential.

CALL (Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning) Scotland is a small unit within the Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh. CALL is both a Service and a Research Unit open to anyone in Scotland concerned with communication difficulties, particularly in a learning context.

The PMLD Network is a group of people committed to improving the lives of children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities ( PMLD).

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