Health Promoting Schools

Strathaven Academy strives to follow the Health Promotion and Nutrition (Scotland) Act, and the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations. These documents place health promotion at the heart of our school activities. They detail a number of the duties of a local authority, such as promotion of school meals, and issue guidance on the nutritional requirements of the food and drink our school canteen provides.

In 2010, Curriculum for Excellence was introduced. One of the eight main curriculum areas is health and well-being, where a number of experiences and outcomes are described, including Food and Health. This aims to ensure that learners develop the skills to make healthy food choices and help establish lifelong healthy eating habits.

Taken together with the Health Promotion guidance, the health and well-being experiences and outcomes outline the government’s expectations of individuals, schools and local authorities for promoting the health and well-being of children and young people.