The Children's Food Trust has launched a new national award scheme to recognise champions of healthy eating and nutrition for children.
Launched at the charity's annual conference this week, the Children's Food Trust Award will recognise schools, nurseries and other childcare providers that take an integrated approach to offering healthy food and drink for children.
Linda Cregan from the Children's Food Trust said: "Anyone can say that they provide good food for children, but do they really deliver? Parents and carers so often ask what they should be looking for in the meals that their school or nursery provides, and on their approach to helping children learn about food.
"Our award offers an easy way to spot those which really are doing a fantastic job on food, and the reassurance that they have the thumbs-up from experts."
Winners of the award will demonstrate how they meet criteria on food policies, menus, the dining experience, how staff encourage children on good eating habits, training, and on giving children opportunities to learn to cook.
For more information, visit www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/award