Take action as a school
There are many actions schools can take to help Brighton & Hove become a GOLD Sustainable Food City:
Educate & inspire
Ensure access to healthy food and drink
⇒ Develop a whole-school food and drink policy. Contact us or Brighton & Hove City Council for advice.
⇒ Offer a healthy and active breakfast club: low cost for those that need it. See the Albion in the Community website for more information.
⇒ Provide access to drinking water and reusable water bottles. Register water fountains with Refill Brighton and Hove.
⇒ Promote Healthy Start Vouchers and Chomp holiday lunch clubs.
⇒ Signpost parents to our accessing low-cost meals and food poverty advice resources. If you see someone in need of emergency food, you might be eligible to make a referral to a food bank or signpost them to an organisation who can.
⇒ Explore the benefits of in-house catering (for secondary schools). Contact Varndean Secondary School for advice.
⇒ Join Sugar Smart and Peas Please initiatives.
Reduce your waste
⇒ Undertake a food waste audit. Contact us for advice.
⇒ Go tray-less in your canteen to help prevent people taking more food than they can eat.
⇒ Sign up for a food waste collection (find out more in our reducing food waste resource) or start on-site composting.
⇒ See our resource for organisations on tackling food waste.
Shout about what you’re already doing
⇒ Keep staff involved in any changes you’re making and ensure they know about any key guidelines or policies.
⇒ Utilise all methods of communication (newsletters, intranet, social media, meetings, events and website) to inspire others to get involved.
⇒ Use our Gold Food City Bid toolkit for organisations to show you are supporting the bid.
If you need further information on any of these actions please contact us.