Food for Life Partnership supporters
The dedication of Food for Life Partnership schools and communities means we are able to say that the programme really is ‘transforming food culture’ and changing the lives of children across England.
Hear from some of our supporters who have been involved with the Food for Life Partnership over the last five years.
"I am massively encouraged by the success of the Food for Life Partnership. This evidence proves what the best teachers know - that food education and school meals doesn’t just have a big impact on kids’ health, it also helps them to concentrate and succeed in school. The FFLP is doing an amazing job making sure that no kid leaves school unable to cook and unsure where their food comes from." Visit Jamie Oliver's website
"The positive effect of the work is absolutely unambiguous. It’s proven academically, but more to the point it’s proven in the bright eyes and busy attitude of the kids and the fantastic commitment of their head teachers." Visit Hugh's website, River Cottage.
Sheila Dillon, presenter, Food Programme
"For years, for decades, we've been looking for this golden way of changing attitudes to food. The Food for Life Partnership has changed things. You've seen the evidence, it's remarkable. It seems to me that if we lost what the Food for Life Partnership has achieved it would not only be a disaster for the schools and the children, it would be a disaster for the entire British society."
Kevin Morgan, professor of governance and development, Cardiff University
"TV chef Jamie Oliver is credited with putting school food back on the political agenda. However, the most ambitious programme in the UK to date has been the Food for Life Partnership, which champions a whole-school approach."
Fern Britton, tv presenter
"Young people in Food for Life Partnership schools are cooking, growing and eating fresh, seasonal, local and organic food, and reconnecting with the farms that produce their food. These children and their families are celebrating good food and best of all its giving them what will probably be some of the most enjoyable experiences of their school lives."