At ISS we are pleased to offer much more than a school catering service. We can provide schools with a wide range of additional activities designed to enhance the curriculum around food, health and wellbeing.

We hold a wide range of events and event support and all our activities have been developed with the support of operators, chefs and nutritionists to ensure we are sending the right messages. All the listed activities have been tried and tested in schools already, and we have received positive feedback from pupils and teachers alike.

If you would like to find out more, or to make an enquiry about arranging one of these activities at your school, please get in touch via

Cooking Clubs

We offer cooking classes for both pupils and parents teaching essential kitchen skills and learning to cook simple, healthy dishes which children and adults can cook together at home. As well as practical skills, we include important lessons about eating a balanced diet, getting the right portion sizes and general wellbeing.

Farm Experiences

We recognise that it’s an important part of a child’s development to learn about how much work and care goes into producing what they see on their plate. With this in mind we collaborate with local farmers to arrange exciting and informative farm experiences for children. Pupils can see how crops and livestock are raised and try out agricultural practices for themselves!


Our Food Education Event Days (FEED) are a great opportunity for schools to come together and experience food education activities. FEEDs are held in school halls or community buildings and are set up like a mini school fête.  We put on a number of fun activities focused on provenance, healthy eating and wellbeing.

Healthy Eating Assemblies

Our assemblies are designed to teach pupils about what is meant by healthy eating and why it is important. It’s essential for children to be equipped with the information they need to make healthy choices, so our nutritionists have developed presentations for KS1 and KS2 for our experienced staff to deliver to individual year groups all the whole school.

Food For Life Served Here Celebrations

We are very proud of the work we do in partnership with the Soil Association and the schools we serve to achieve and retain Food for Life Served Here (FFLSH) in our contracts. If your area has retained or gained new FFLSH status, then it’s a great opportunity to shout about it! We can organise a presentation of the certificate and offer up food tasters to guests, pupils and parents.

Dining Room Experiences

We believe it’s important to engage parents with our healthy eating ethos. Along with more casual tasting sessions, we are pleased to offer sit-down meals for pupils and their families. We prepare and serve a meal from the normal school menu for pupils to share with their family in their school dining environment.