Eat to Learn, Learn to Eat
An investigation using change management to assess the impact of good nutrition on health, behaviour, and learning amongst vulnerable students in a special school environment. Over a six-month period (December 2018 to May 2019) various pre- and post-measures were taken before the healthy lunches were introduced from the start of January 2019. The results demonstrated some positive outcomes, although no correlation can necessarily be drawn between the introduction of healthy meals and the improved outcomes due to the number of confounding variables which could not be controlled for. Nonetheless, it was a worthwhile exercise in change management, and provided a conscious awareness within the school as to the benefits of healthy nutrition.
Date Published: 10th October 2019
Report Author/s: Julie Goodyear, Mimi Kirke-Smith
Organisation/s : NASS, West Heath School
Sector: Education, SEND, Special Schools
Topic: School Nutrition
Type of Report: Case study
Keywords: Absense, Attendance, change management, Diet, Health, Incidents, Nutrition, School Lunch, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
This case study is included in Special School Leaders
A collection of case studies from special school leaders. This book is the result of a year long leadership programme delivered by NASS and AKN Consulting for leaders of independent schools and non-maintained special schools. As part of the programme participants designed and implemented leadership projects within their schools and these are their stories. The eight case studies within cover structural changes, staff re-organisation, implementing new initiatives and new approaches for assessing and improving outcomes for children.
Edited by Anita Kerwin-Nye and Matt Overd. Foreword by NASS Chief Executive Claire Dorer.
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