National framework, local partnerships
The Food for Life Partnership progamme offers schools a great way to benchmark their achievements and helps them to make progress via the whole-school approach that is key to achieving the evaluation outcomes.
The FFLP approach has already been taken up by a wide range of partnerships to deliver against goals on public health, education and sustainability.
- In Lincolnshire, the local authority has dedicated a full-time post to FFLP, using it as a tool to develop the school meals service during an important transition in which nearly every school has replaced packed lunches with hot school meals. Nearly 250 schools and 18 caterers in Lincolnshire are now involved in Food for Life and over 3,000 Food for Life Gold school meals are served each day.
Calderdale Council has dedicated funding for FFLP to support local Health and Wellbeing priorities. This local programme aims to create a sustained network of schools and communities across Calderdale committed to transforming their food culture with school meals revolutionised, children and young people reconnected with where their food comes from and families inspired to grow and cook food. A part-time Programme Manager will be working closely with schools and the wider community to develop the programme and we look forward to seeing the positive changes across the local area.
Devon County Council has committed one year funding for FFLP to support local Health and Wellbeing priorities, especially with regard to deprivation and obesity. The local programme will engage and support schools and communities across Devon who are committed to transforming their food culture by revolutionising school meals, connecting children and young people with where their food comes from and inspiring children, schools and families to grow and cook food. A part-time Programme Manager will be working closely with schools and partners primarily in Barnstaple, Exeter, Newton Abbot and Ilfracombe.
If you would like to explore the value that the Food for Life Partnership can bring to your area, or if you are already in a FFLP ‘hotspot’ and want to keep up the momentum, we would be delighted to discuss how we can work together.
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