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Marchs Tip of the Month March's Tip of the Month
14 March 2014 - Meat Free Monday is a simple, effective and fun way for schools to promote healthy eating and move one step closer to a Foo...

Januarys Tip of the Month January's Tip of the Month
14 January 2014 - There are plenty of fun things to do at this time of year to start planning for the term ahead. It might be cold outside,...

Decembers Tip of the Month December's Tip of the Month
Love them or loathe them, Christmas would not be complete without Brussels sprouts . If you are cooking with or growing sprouts (or any oth...

Octobers Tip of the Month October's Tip of the Month
21 October 2013 – Using plates and bowls instead of flight trays can have a huge impact on the dining experience and will see you tick off ...

Septembers Tip of the Month September's Tip of the Month
23 September 2013 - September is the perfect time of year to use some of our favourite organic produce including squashes, parsnips, leeks,...

More FFLP farms for schools to visit More FFLP farms for schools to visit
19 June 2013 - Are you looking to arrange your Food for Life farm visit? We are always adding new hosts to our network of farms to visit. A...

Junes Tip of the Month June's Tip of the Month
June 2013 - Tick off the Silver criteria for … Food Education We know that our Food for Life Partnership schools love keeping chickens. Tak...

Februarys Tip of the Month February's Tip of the Month
4 February 2013 Tick off theSilver criteria for … Food Quality Fairtrade Fortnight starts in 3 weeks and this year’s theme is ‘Go Further’....

Januarys Tip of the Month January's Tip of the Month
17 January 2013 - One step closer to your Food for Life Partnership Bronze, Silver or Gold award! Tick off the Bronze criteria for … Food E...

Decembers Tip of the Month - Twist and Sprout! December's Tip of the Month - Twist and Sprout!

Novembers Tip of the Month! November's Tip of the Month!
2nd November 2012 - One step closer to your Food for Life Partnership Bronze, Silver or Gold award! Tick off the Bronze criteria for … Comm...

Octobers Tip of the Month! October's Tip of the Month!
9 October 2012 - One step closer to your Food for Life Partnership Bronze, Silver or Gold award! Tick off the Bronze, Silver or Gold criter...

Septembers Tips of the Month! September's Tips of the Month!
Get one step closer to your Food for Life Partnership Bronze, Silver or Gold award. Tick off the Bronze criteria for … Food Education AND C...

Nominations open for 2012 BBC Food & Farming Awards Nominations open for 2012 BBC Food & Farming Awards
Do you want to celebrate the work of your Food for Life school cook or caterer? Then consider nominating them for this year's BBC Food & Fa...

Sustain launches SOS Food Standards campaign
Children’s Food Campaign joins Jamie Oliver in fight for school food standards Jamie Oliver's 'School Dinners' TV series in 2005 led to a p...

Tick off Bronze and Silver for... Using chickens to teach children about animal welfare Tick off Bronze and Silver for... Using chickens to teach children about animal welfare
13 December 2011 – Keeping chickens or other animals in school is not a prerequisite for achieving a Food for Life Partnership award, but –...

Tick off Bronze for... Involving the school cook in Food for Life Partnership activities Tick off Bronze for... Involving the school cook in Food for Life Partnership activities
6 December 2011 – Are your cooks taking an active part in school life? The catering staff are an integral part of the Food for Life Partner...

Tick off Bronze for... Offering taster sessions for parents and carers Tick off Bronze for... Offering taster sessions for parents and carers
29 November 2011 – Do you offer taster sessions for parents? Offering parents opportunities to taste the great food you’re serving will dis...

Tick off Bronze for... Agreeing actions with the SNAG Tick off Bronze for... Agreeing actions with the SNAG
22 November 2011 – Is your School Nutrition Action Group (SNAG) looking at ways to improve food culture in your school? Agreeing actions su...

Tick off Bronze for... Informing parents of lunch menus Tick off Bronze for... Informing parents of lunch menus
15 November 2011 – If you are informing parents of lunch menus, then you are on your way to Bronze. Telling parents about the fresh, health...

Tick off Bronze for... Linking cooking activities with wider learning Tick off Bronze for... Linking cooking activities with wider learning
8 November 2011 – If you are linking cooking activities with wider learning then you are on your way to Bronze. Cooking is a great way to t...

Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Having fun in the garden Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Having fun in the garden
1 November 2011 – Getting children out into a garden and or/allotment could see you ticking off Bronze, Silver and Gold criteria. Now’s a g...

Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Making the most of Roast Dinner Day Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Making the most of Roast Dinner Day
18 October 2011 – Thousands of schools took part in the Food for Life Partnership Roast Dinner Day! If you were one of those schools, you c...

Tick off Bronze and Silver for... Getting help from local businesses and community groups Tick off Bronze and Silver for... Getting help from local businesses and community groups
11 October – Need help with your growing or cooking activities? Local community groups and/or businesses can often offer their expertise an...

Tick off Bronze and Silver for... Using seasonal fruit and veg Tick off Bronze and Silver for... Using seasonal fruit and veg
4 October 2011 – If you’re using produce from your school garden or allotment, and/or other seasonal fruit and vegetables in your school me...

Tick off Bronze for... Phasing out flight trays Tick off Bronze for... Phasing out flight trays
27 September – Using plates and bowls instead of flight trays can have a huge impact on the dining experience and will see you tick off one...

Apply for an award and take part in our regional award ceremonies Apply for an award and take part in our regional award ceremonies
20 September 2011 – Apply for a Bronze, Silver and/or Gold award and take part in a regional award ceremony.

Tick off Bronze and Silver for taking part in Roast Dinner Day 2011 Tick off Bronze and Silver for taking part in Roast Dinner Day 2011
13 September 2011 – By taking part in the Food for Life Partnership’s Roast Dinner Day on 12 October, you could be ticking off Bronze and S...

Tick off the Bronze for… Holding a harvest festival Tick off the Bronze for… Holding a harvest festival
6 September 2011 – Welcome back. To celebrate the autumn term, you might be thinking of holding a Harvest Festival. By using produce grown ...

Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Increasing school meal take-up Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Increasing school meal take-up
19 July 2011 – If you’re seeing a rise in your school meal take-up figures, you could be ticking off the Bronze, Silver AND Gold criteria.

Tick off Bronze for... Hosting a garden party or similar event Tick off Bronze for... Hosting a garden party or similar event
12 July 2011 – To celebrate the end of term, the fantastic work you’ve been doing with the Food for Life Partnership and hopefully the warm...

Tick off Bronze for... Preparing for cooking activities in advance Tick off Bronze for... Preparing for cooking activities in advance
5 July 2011 – Whether you’re thinking of holding a weekly cooking club or a one-off cooking session, preparing and setting out ingredients ...

Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Holding a summer fair Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Holding a summer fair
28 June 2011 – Have you held or are you thinking of holding a summer fair? Organising a food-themed event for parents and the local communi...

Tick off Bronze for... Providing free drinking water to pupils throughout the day Tick off Bronze for... Providing free drinking water to pupils throughout the day
21 June 2011 – If your pupils have access to free drinking water throughout the school day, you’re already on your way to achieving Bronze....

Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold... Harvesting vegetables from the local farm for Roast Dinner Day Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold... Harvesting vegetables from the local farm for Roast Dinner Day
14 June 2011 – Have you booked in a farm visit for the autumn term? By arranging a visit to a local farm before Roast Dinner Day on 12 Octo...

Tick off Bronze for... Setting up a SNAG Tick off Bronze for... Setting up a SNAG
7 June 2011 – By adapting your school meetings, you can create a School Nutrition Action Group (SNAG). It’s a vital step towards achieving ...

Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Selling your school-grown produce Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Selling your school-grown produce
24 May 2011 – Do you sell the produce you grow to parents and the wider community? Holding a summer fete or farmers’ market is a fantastic ...

Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Sharing your Food for Life Partnership activities with other schools Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Sharing your Food for Life Partnership activities with other schools
17 May 2011 – Do you share your Food for Life Partnership activities with other schools? Passing on your skills and knowledge through cooki...

Tick off Bronze for... Using eggs from cage-free hens Tick off Bronze for... Using eggs from cage-free hens
10 May 2011 – Did you know that all eggs are number coded? Check your egg’s production code to find out how it’s been produced. 0 = organic...

Tick off Bronze for... Linking farm visits to wider learning Tick off Bronze for... Linking farm visits to wider learning
3 May 2011 – Need some help linking farm visits with learning in the classroom? We have lots of resources, including films and activity pac...

Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Getting parents and community groups to help in the school garden Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold for... Getting parents and community groups to help in the school garden
26 April 2011 – Lots of parents, grandparents and members of the local community are keen to help out in the school garden or allotment. Ta...

Tick off Bronze and Silver for … Getting kids and parents to take part in cooking actvities Tick off Bronze and Silver for … Getting kids and parents to take part in cooking actvities
5 April 2011 – If your pupils are taking part in cooking activities in or after school hours, you are on your way to achieving Bronze and S...

Receive your Bronze, Silver and Gold award more quickly by… Informing your caterer Receive your Bronze, Silver and Gold award more quickly by… Informing your caterer
29 March – If you are applying for a Bronze, Silver or Gold award, remember to tell your external caterer. Letting your caterer know of you...

Tick off Bronze for... Involving midday supervisors Tick off Bronze for... Involving midday supervisors
22 March 2011 – Are the lunchtime supervisors integral to your school’s dining experience? Do the pupils and school staff interact with the...

Tick off Bronze for... Composting Tick off Bronze for... Composting
15 March 2011 – Have you wondered how to start making compost for your Bronze award? Or wanted to teach your children how, why and where to...

Apply for your Bronze, Silver or Gold award ONLINE Apply for your Bronze, Silver or Gold award ONLINE
8 March 2011 – Ready to apply for a Bronze, Silver or Gold award? The Food for Life Partnership website has been revamped and it’s now poss...

Tick off Bronze for… Implementing pupils suggestions Tick off Bronze for… Implementing pupils' suggestions
1 March 2011 – Have your pupils suggested ideas for improving the school dining room? Implementing their ideas can make lunchtimes more enj...

Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold... If your caterer has the Food for Life Catering Mark Tick off Bronze, Silver and Gold... If your caterer has the Food for Life Catering Mark
15 February 2011 – If your caterer has the Food for Life Bronze, Silver or Gold Catering Mark, you can tick off MOST if not ALL of the Food...

Tick off Bronze for... Using assemblies to teach children about food Tick off Bronze for... Using assemblies to teach children about food
8 February 2011 – If you are using assemblies to teach pupils about healthy and sustainable food you can tick off the following food educat...

Shout about your Bronze, Silver or Gold achievements Shout about your Bronze, Silver or Gold achievements
1 February 2011 – Use our press release templates to publicise your Food for Life Partnership achievements and events in the local media.

Tick off Bronze and Silver for... Maximising free school meal take-up Tick off Bronze and Silver for... Maximising free school meal take-up
25 January 2011 – Sending letters and claim forms about free school meal entitlement to parents can help maximise the take up of free schoo...

Tick off Bronze criteria for... Inviting people in for Christmas lunch Tick off Bronze criteria for... Inviting people in for Christmas lunch
18 January 2011 – If you invited parents or members of the community in for a Christmas lunch, you are one step closer to achieving your Br...

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