Educo to support Food for Life in new collaboration

School lunch Educo, an independent consultancy that provides bespoke services to Head Teachers, Governors and Bursars to improve their school meals provision, has generously offered to support Food for Life by donating a percentage of their charges to the programme. Through this donation, Educo are helping schools to benefit from the expert advice of Food for Life, providing healthy school meals, great lunchtimes and food education that has a positive impact on both pupils and the wider community.

Robert Weiner, Director at Educo said:

“At Educo, we know that lunchtimes are a key part of the school day. Food should be freshly prepared, nutritious, well sourced and served in an environment that makes dining a positive experience for the whole school. The Food for Life programme does a fantastic job doing just that and achieves some amazing results: Pupils in Food for Life schools are twice as likely to eat five a day and a third less likely to eat no fruit or vegetables than pupils in comparison schools, with 40% of pupils more likely to report that they 'like' or 'really like' school meals. We are delighted to be able to support this fantastic work.”

James Cashmore, Director at Food for Life commented:

“Educo focus on creating a first rate, healthy, tasty and attractive school meal service which also generates financial returns for schools. Educo only works with caterers who meet national School Food Standards and hold a Food for Life Served Here Award at Bronze or higher, ensuring a healthy balanced meal for pupils that are fresh, tasty and ethically sourced. This high quality service sees results: Educo have a track record of increasing meal uptake with more pupils eating nutritious school dinners rather than junk-filled packed lunches.”

Click here to find out more about how Educo could support your school to improve the performance of your school meal provision.