Why Commission FFLP?

There are many reasons to commission the Food for Life Partnership and we'll work closely with you to understand how the programme can best support the needs in your area. Here's an overview of some of the reasons we're already working with local authorities throughout England:

It is evidence-based: Our flexible, evidence-based programme tackles both health inequalities and school improvement. Read the independent evidence.

It improves health and wellbeing of children and their families: Independent evaluation demonstrates that our programme supports all six recommendations from the Marmot Review. It is proven to be particularly effective in disadvantaged communities.

It successfully engages schools: We have a strong track record in school engagement as our programme tackles school improvement priorities alongside improving pupil health and wellbeing.

It is built on an existing network: With thousands of schools already enrolled, we have engagement in every local authority. Every region has the potential to benefit from the mentorship of our awarded schools.

It supports the Plan for Public Procurement: We have a proven track record of engaging caterers through the Food for Life Catering Mark which is an integral part of our commissioned package. Holders of this accreditation will generally score good or excellent against the plan's recommendations.

We’re already achieving successful outcomes: Our programme is already commissioned by local authorities throughout England. Read what our commissioners say about our programme here.

Our dedicated commissioning managers will work closely with you to develop a bespoke programme based around a set of core elements which meets your requirements at a local level.

Our Commissioning Manager team is here to provide you with further information and support on how we can support your health and wellbeing priorities. Please click here to find details of your regional manager.

"We have re-commissioned FFLP as they have proved to be a proactive strategic partner in our approach to tackling childhood obesity in Lincolnshire."Richard Cumbers (Children’s Health Programme Manager, Lincolnshire County Council)