Schools and Early Years

Do you want to join the good food movement? 

The Food for Life Award is a nationally recognised benchmark which guides settings through four areas of development to embed a good food culture: Food Quality, Food Leadership & Culture, Food Education and Community & Partnerships (with the addition of Parental Engagement for Early Years).

Why get involved?

We have worked with over 7500 schools and early years settings since 2003 and according to an independent evaluation, pupils in Food for Life schools are twice as likely to eat their five-a-day, and 45% of parents report eating more vegetables as a result of their child’s school being in the Food for Life programme.

Food for Life’s pioneering ‘whole setting approach’ means that a good food culture is embedded throughout the school, from the canteen to the classroom.

How can my setting get involved?

If you’re in one of our commission areas, you may be entitled to free access to the Food for Life Award programme. Find out here.

Sign up to our £199 Schools Awards Package or our £299 Early Years Award Package and gain access to resources, one-on-one support and a community striving to make good food the norm.

Just starting out? Sign up to our Membership Package for £55 before committing to our Awards Package.

Find out more on our Schools and Early Years pages below.


Early Years

“I personally think all schools should complete the FFL award; the benefits and ideas are instrumental and shared good practice is paramount to success.” – Food for Life school in Leicester City