The Government’s new School Food Plan highlighted that nearly 20% of children are now obese by the time they leave primary school, but is improving children’s diets just a job for schools? Restaurants are often quick to say it’s not their responsibility: they’re in the business of serving up the occasional treat and giving parents and children what they want on those occasions.
24 July 2013 | 14 Comments
| Recommended by 7 Joanna Lewis:
This morning I took in the headlines from the new School Food Plan both as ‘Head of Policy for the Soil Association-led Food for Life Partnership’ and as a Mum who knows how hard it is to get my children to eat well. Soon I was surrounded by other Mums with school-age children, some saying how great their school meals were, some saying they wished their child’s school was like the ones on the news with their food growing gardens, but all saying they didn’t like the sound of banning packed lunches.
13 July 2013 | 9 Comments
| Recommended by 3 Brad Pearce:
At the Education Catering Service in Plymouth, we provide our high quality, locally sourced, fresh and seasonal school food to the majority of primary and special schools across Plymouth, as well as individual contracts with newly converted primary and secondary academies. In 2005, when I came into post, the team immediately started work on reviewing all our school kitchens: were they fit for purpose? And - even more importantly - was the food we were sourcing and putting on our menus fit for purpose?
19 February 2013 | 8 Comments
| Recommended by 5 Kathie Auton:
September is here and we might feel justified this year in finally giving up on the summer and embracing the new (school) year. Unlike the chilly, dark and bleak new year in January, the September new year is a more fruitful affair. Both in the sense of a new beginning for children starting school or moving up a year and in the sense that the new season's Bramleys are here, Victoria plums are putting in an appearance and, whilst the Discoveries may be all but over, we have months of apply joy to look forward to. So for me, we should light the fireworks and make the resolutions in September not January, but perhaps that’s just the teacher in me.
07 September 2012 | 1 Comments
| Recommended by 3 Tim Young:
Just got out of the Food for Life Partnership workshop at the conference. I can listen all day to the impact the programme has had in schools, and I was particularly taken with both Doug Bone, the head of Wandle Valley school in Sutton, and Stephanie Wood from School Food Matters.
02 March 2012 | 0 Comments
| Recommended by 6 Roger Mortlock:
It’s not always about winning of course, but the fact the Food for Life Partnership (FFLP) has today won the Derek Cooper Award at the 2011 BBC Food & Farming Awards feels very well deserved.
23 November 2011 | 4 Comments
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