Why get involved?

There are many benefits to getting involved with the Food for Life Schools Award programme. Here are just some of them:


  • Pupil Health and Wellbeing: Independent research highlights FFL's potential to make a positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of both pupils and parents.
  • Ofsted: Your FFL work provides evidence that you are meeting Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework requirement to support children and learners to keep themselves healthy.

  • School Food Standards: FFL award holders demonstrate they are meeting DfE’s mandatory School Food Standards.

  • Training, support and resources: We offer wealth of resources, specialist support and menu of training, developed and delivered by experts

  • Curriculum: FFL supports national curriculum requirements on cooking and uses food growing, farm linked-education and even Schools Farmers' Markets to enhance the curriculum and foster enterprise skills.

  • Find out more by clicking on the links on the left hand side or see how your school can get involved with the Food for Life programme by subscribing to one of our awards packages.

    Enrol your School

    "The awards package is invaluable for developing your healthy school meals, lunchtime experience and food curriculum. The expert CPD packages support you every step of the way. "Jason O'Rourke (Washingborough Academy)

    Support Packages

    Whether you’re just looking for fresh ideas or your school wants to demonstrate that you’re serving up both fantastic food and imaginative food education, we have a package for you. 

    Find out more here or download our short guide by clicking on the image below.

    Schools Programme