Being involved with the Food for Life Partnership brings a wide range of benefits. Schools tell us that our programme of flexible support leads to positive results in a wide range of areas, including:
- Improving attainment and Ofsted ratings
- Supporting and enriching the curriculum
- Involving pupils by helping them learn practical and relevant skills
- Bringing the school and wider community closer together
- Tackling disadvantage
- Promoting understanding of environmental issues
- Supporting local producers and suppliers
- Gaining wider recognition for schools’ achievements.
Local Authority and Public Health teams who commission our programme report the following benefits:
- A flexible, evidence-based programme that tackles both health inequalities and school improvement
- Positive impact on emotional health and wellbeing and community cohesion
- A life-course approach that fits closely with national policy
- Supports increased viability of school meal service
- Collaborative approach to working in partnership with local organisations
- Positive feedback from local schools involved with the programme.