We work with local authorities across the UK to embed a good food culture in schools, nurseries and the wider community.

Around our core ethos of healthy and sustainable food for all, we can build a flexible, bespoke programme of support in your area – whether you’d like to target particular settings or receive support in meeting county-wide health and diet goals.  

Read on for summaries of our current work with local authorities and get in touch to explore how Food for Life could work in your area.

Use the links below to find out more about Food for Life in an area near you:


Commissioned by Leicestershire County Council Public Health, over ten years of work Food for Life has provided schools with free training, resources and one-to-one support, embedding a good food culture, networks and community hubs to bring schools, farmers, producers and families together. Leicestershire is home to the most Food for Life Gold awarded schools in the country.

Read our latest report on Food for Life's impact in Leicestershire here.

Leicestershire impact report


Commissioned by Medway Council’s Public Health Team, Food for Life are delivering a ‘whole school’ food and nutrition programme to champion healthy and sustainable food in schools and tackle and prevent childhood obesity.

Read our latest report on Food for Life's impact in Medway here.


Commissioned by Public Health Walsall, Food for Life have been embedding a whole school approach to food, training and providing personalised support packages to all Walsall primary schools and 35 nurseries. As part of this commission, Walsall Council Caterers have achieved a Food for Life Served Here Bronze Award, meaning thousands of children are benefitting from healthy and sustainable meals.

Read our latest report on Food for Life's impact in Walsall here.


Commissioned by Sheffield City Council’s Public Health Team and working in partnership with Eat Smart Sheffield, every school in Sheffield can sign up to the Food for Life membership package to gain access to training and one-to-one support in embedding a whole school approach to good food.

Read our latest report on Food for Life's impact in Sheffield here.

Discover the story so far with Eat Smart Sheffield and Food for Life.

West Northamptonshire

Commissioned by West Northamptonshire Council to build on their whole systems approach to obesity, Food for Life will be working with schools and settings in areas of high deprivation and obesity.   

The three-year programme will give children in West Northamptonshire better access to healthy food and an understanding of where our food comes from, using a whole school approach to food and building relationships between schools and the wider community.


Food for Life is working with Lancashire County Council to make healthy food the norm for thousands of children. Community hubs, food leadership development and reaching beyond the school gates are a big part of the programme which builds on the success of the Sustainable Food Places Bronze Award and Food for Life Served Here accreditation for 90% of school caterers.

Historic Relationships

Local authorities who have worked with Food for Life in the past: Leicester City, Derbyshire, Hull, Calderdale, Tebay, Greenwich, Nottinghamshire, Cambridge, Stoke on Trent, York, Kirklees, Warwickshire, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Wiltshire, Bath & North Somerset, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Devon, Cornwall, North Yorkshire, Bristol, Redcar & Cleveland, Wiltshire, Suffolk, Lambeth & Southwark 

"Commissioning Food for Life will be paramount for us over the next year (20-21): securing the wellbeing and health of our young people during and post-coronavirus will be more important than ever."Vikki Tolley, Public Health Walsall

What we can do for you

Food for Life works with public and private sector leaders to make good food the easy choice for everyone, whoever and wherever they are. 

What can we do for you