Nutrition Skills for Life Scheme (ABMU Health Board)

Project Aim

The aim is to increase nutrition knowledge and skills of community workers including teachers, teaching assistants, other school staff and health professionals by developing their nutrition skills to enable them to support healthy eating, using evidence based, unbiased, current nutrition information. 


What does the project entail?


  • Training to teachers, teaching assistants, dragon sports staff, school nurses, and healthy schools coorindators. 

Types of training:

  • Agored Cymru Level 2 accredited training as part of the Nutrition Skills for Life Scheme. 
  • Non accredited training may be provided on request, dependent on capacity.


  • Developing and supporting healthy eating initiatives by working with the above via healthy school coordinators on recommended suitable teaching materials and classroom literature.
  • Recommended teaching materials for use with children.
  • Supporting those trained on the accredited course, to deliver Level 1 accredited courses as applicable.
  • Supporting the School Holiday Enrichment programme (pilot) within Local Authorities as appropriate and agreed with WLGA.


What is required from the school?

Release of staff to attend training/updates.


How do the pupils directly benefit?


  • Improve teachers’ knowledge /skills with regard to Nutrition


  • Improve eating habits of children and ultimately their health.


  • Improve cooking skills


  • Increase schools’ understanding and their responsibilities within the Statutory Guidelines of Healthy Eating regulations for schools.


Indirect beneficiaries:


  • Improve eating habits of staff and ultimately their health.


  • Provide good role models for the pupils also.

Contact information

Nutrition Skills for Life Team ABMU Health Board.

01639 683187

Are there any ready-to-use resources available?


Links to Key Healthy Eating Resources:


Change4Life Wales (Bilingual website):


Eatwell Guide Leaflet:


Easy ways to make lunchboxes healthier:


Further information on Eatwell Guide and the recent changes:



Teaching resources:


Change4Life - School Zone:



Food a Fact of Life:
Healthy Eating in maintained schools. Statutory guidance for local authorities and governing bodies (WG 2014):·
Links to Welsh Local Government Association resources: 
Healthy Eating in Schools Posters (WLGA 2015):
Governors' responsibilies for school food: A guide for headteachers and governors (WLGA 2014):
The Healthy Eating in Schools Evidence Guide and Toolkit (WLGA 2014):
Food and drink in afterschool clubs (WLGA 2014):
General advice sheet on Healthy Eating:




For any queries, regarding the Edunet site, contact Emily Marchant on


ABMU ULHB Dietetics


01639 683187