Food for Life is part of the Soil Association and brings together a national school awards programme with our work in other areas including early years, hospitals, care settings and workplaces. Now we have over 5,000 schools enrolled and we work with local authorities and commissioners up and down the country on exciting new ventures such as our Food for Life Early Years Award, through to our Hospital Leaders Circle package.
We were established in 2007 thanks to a grant from the BIG Lottery which enabled us to set up the Food for Life Partnership. The partnership brought together the expertise of Soil Association with four other national charities; Focus on Food, Garden Organic, the Health Education Trust and, since 2013, the Royal Society for Public Health, all of whom continue play a vital role in our work. Our programmes are now commissioned by Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS Trusts and we are continually working to make them available to an even broader range of partners to ensure that good food becomes an easy choice for everybody.