The Food for Life Partnership programme model is now available for local commissioning and we are already working with a number of Local Authorities in England to support their Health & Wellbeing priorities. 


Why commission the Food for Life Partnership?

It is evidence-based: The Food for Life Partnership has a tried and tested model, piloted and developed over five years with BIG Lottery funding. Read the independent evidence.

It improves health and wellbeing of children and their families: Independent evaluation demonstrates that our programme supports all six recommendations from the Marmot Review. It is proven to be particularly effective in disadvantaged communities.

It successfully engages schools: We have a strong track record in school engagement as our programme tackles school improvement priorities alongside improving pupil health and wellbeing. 

It is built on an existing network: With over 4,500 schools already enrolled, we already have engagement in every local authority. Every region can benefit from the mentorship of our existing 'flagship' schools

It engages caterers: Our success in engaging caterers is demonstrated by the fact that more than 600,000 school meals a day are now accredited by the Food for Life Catering Mark

It is a successful partnership: Our national partnership of four charities can flexibly accommodate new partner organisations at a local level and puts us in a strong position to engage schools and families signing up for Change4Life

We are already commissioned: We are already working with Lincolnshire, Calderdale, Devon, Warwickshire, KirkleesBath & North East Somerset and Cornwall, Cambridgeshire and Derbyshire to tackle the causes of childhood obesity in these areas. 

If you would like to explore how the Food for Life Partnership can support your areas Health & Wellbeing priorities, please contact our Commissioning Team here or email / call 0117 314 5180. 


The Food for Life Partnership is a network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture. Together we are revolutionising school meals, reconnecting children and young people with where their food comes from, and inspiring families to grow and cook food.

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