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 programme supports NHS Trusts to serve appetising, nutritious and sustainable meals to patients, staff and visitors, and take a health-promoting approach to food in hospitals.
Each of these programmes, as well as our work in universities, care homes and workplaces, is underpinned by a whole setting approach.
An enhanced programme is available for commissioning across settings to support health and wellbeing priorities in your area. We are already achieving clear results in local authorities throughout England. Find out more about our commissions here.