About Us

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 three other national charities; 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. 

"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)

National Partners

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our national partners. Find out more about each of them as individual organisations, what they do and what they bring to the programme. 

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Our National Partners


Don’t just take our word for it. We’ve worked with many people and organisations who share our passions! Some of those are household names, like Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – others may work behind the scenes in public health or academia – but they’ve all supported our work over the years and inspired us to carry on doing what we know to be right.

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Our Supporters

Press & Media

We are always happy to speak to the media and answer any queries you may have about the programme. Our Communications Team are on hand to respond to requests for information, and provide expert speakers and writers available for interviews, media appearances, journal articles and opinion pieces.

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Press and media