About Us

Food for Life brings schools, nurseries, hospitals and care homes, and their surrounding communities together around the core ethos of healthy, tasty and sustainable food. The programme is about more than just food on the plate; it considers where food comes from and how it’s grown, cooked and experienced. We provide practical advice and support, and reward and celebrate success. 

Our Early Years Award provides an independent endorsement for nurseries and children’s centres that serve good quality, nutritious food and support the babies and children in their care to develop good eating habits for life. 

Our School Award supports schools to take a whole school approach that sees them grow their own food; organise trips to farms; source food from local producers; set up school farmers’ markets; hold community food events; provide cooking and growing clubs for pupils and their families; serve freshly prepared, well-sourced meals and provide an attractive dining environment so lunchtimes are a positive feature of the school day. 

Our Hospital Leaders team work in partnership with NHS Trusts to promote health and sustainability as well as improving the food experience of patients, staff and visitors.

Each of these programmes is underpinned by an evidence-basedwhole setting approach.

Our programmes are available for commissioning across settings to support local health and wellbeing priorities. We are already achieving clear results in local authorities throughout England. Find out more about our commissions here.

"We have a clear vision that every child has a right to good, wholesome school food and that food poverty will one day be a thing of the past."Jeanette Orrey (Co-Founder - Food for Life)

What we can do for you

Food for Life works with public and private sector leaders to make good food the easy choice for everyone, whoever and wherever they are. 


What can we do for you

Our Impact

The Food for Life programme achieves some amazing results, but don’t just take our word for it!

Our School Award programme been shown to impact on children’s health, positively impact wider attainment, support local enterprise and tackle inequalities in local communities. Read the findings of independent evaluations and hear from the people directly involved. 

  • Good for tackling inequalities
  • Supporting local economies
  • Good for children's health
  • Evidence-based

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Evaluation of the Food for Life programme

Transforming Food Culture

Food for Life doesn't promise to provide a quick fix. We’re about encouraging lasting and sustainable change to the way we all think about food, our communities, our environment and our health.

  • Bringing communities together
  • Creating healthy places
  • whole setting approach
  • Long term sustainable change

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Making good food the easy choice