Getting an award has helped schools across England take a stepped approach to transforming food culture

Welcome to the Food for Life Partnership

Our programme is all about transforming food culture – making healthy, tasty and nutritious meals the norm for all to enjoy, reconnecting people with where food comes from, teaching them how it’s grown and cooked and understanding the importance of well-sourced ingredients. 

Through our award scheme we work with thousands of schools, helping them build knowledge and skills through a whole school approach as well as involving pupils, teachers, caterers, parents and the wider community to create a powerful voice for long-term change.

Big Lottery Fund support means that it is free of charge for any school in England to join us and access a wealth of resources as well as advice and support. Begin your journey by enrolling online today. We are also supporting actions recommended by the School Food Plan through projects funded by the Department for Education - find out more here.

An enhanced programme is available for commissioning to support health and wellbeing priorities in your area. We are already achieving clear results in local authorities throughout England. Find out more here.

Independent evaluation of the schools programme demonstrates its positive impact on health and education as well as how benefits extend beyond the school gate. We are now using this success as a basis to expand the FFLP approach into other areas, piloting programmes in nurseries, hospitals, universities, care homes and workplaces.

We’re a strong and successful partnership of five charities, led by the Soil Association. Find out more about who we are here.

Our website is a wealth of information, you’ll find some helpful short guides here. If you can't find what you're looking for, please get in touch.



Our Impact

The Food for Life Partnership programme achieves some amazing results, but don’t just take our word for it!

We have been shown to impact on children’s health, improve educational results, support local enterprise and tackle inequalities in local communities. Read the findings of independent evaluations of our programme and hear from the people directly involved. 


Watch this short film to find out how FFLP transforms school food culture

Latest News

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    FFLP schools and caterers recognised at national Educatering award ceremony

    Last week, inspirational schools and caterers from the UK’s education and catering sectors were recognised for their fantastic school food and innovative practice at the Educatering Awards ceremony. Four FFLP schools were shortlisted on this night of celebration: Collaton St Mary C of E Primary School were shortlisted for Self-managed Primary School Caterer of the Year (Sam Ward) Ravenscliffe High School featured in two categories, Self-managed Secondary School Caterer of ...

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What can you do?

Get Growing

Get Growing

It doesn’t matter how much space you’ve got, we have loads of resources to help your school set up an area for growing food. We’ll also show you how you can plan your gardens around the school lunches, so pupils actually get to eat what they grow!

Get Growing

Get Cooking

Get Cooking

Everyone should know how to cook. By teaching children this basic life skill, they learn something practical and enjoyable that they can use for the rest of their lives to help them stay fit and healthy!

Get Cooking

Visit a Farm

Visit a Farm

We’re connected with a network of farmers all over England who can inspire and educate children about food and where it actually comes from. We aim to give every child the chance to visit a local farm during their time at school.

Visit a Farm

Healthy Lunchtimes

Healthy Lunchtimes

In Food for Life Partnership schools, children enjoy freshly prepared, locally sourced, seasonal school lunches in a pleasant calm dining room environment, making them want to come back for more!

Enjoy a Healthy Lunch


What's Happening

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    Meltham CE School Farmers' Market

        On Friday 10th October, Meltham C of E School hosted their very own Farmers’ Market. The event was organised by staff and pupils to promote local produce and local businesses.   An array of businesses had stalls, including Coddys Farm, JM Bakery, Chocolate Dreams, Daisy Lea Designs, Fair and Funky and many more. Alongside these, the school had their own stalls selling homemade cakes and jams, home grown produce and soup. Children had also created sunflower bird feeders and plant jars to sell on the stalls.   Year 5 and Year 6 pupils were involved in helping to create this exciting event, ...
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