Welcome to School Food Matters

The School Food Matters website is for anyone who cares about school food and food education. Here you will find evidence of why school food matters, great examples of best practice and fun ideas to get children cooking and growing and out onto a farm.  

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UIFSM: More help for schools

SFP LogoThe School Food Plan is coming to your town! Regional roadshows to support Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) have been scheduled throughout the summer term so look out for a date where you are here. Organised by the Children's Food Trust and LACA, the roadshows are free to attend but you'll need to register. And remember, if you can't wait for your roadshow and need help now, call the UIFSM Support Hotline 0800 680 0080. There's also a handy toolkit on the School Food Plan website.

Schools get the Royal Treatment

EGS HRHOur winners and runners up from the My Dream Edible Garden competition got the royal treatment today when Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the Edible Garden Show.  The royal couple paid close attention to the display of garden designs and later presented the winners, Thomas Fairchild Community School, with their winners' certificate. We organised for 400 London school children to attend the show at Alexandra Palace and every one of them had an action-packed day of food education fun!

Fight the Junk Food Ads

British Heart FoundationWe're proud to support the Children's Food Campaign's latest project launched this week with the British Heart Foundation. Fight the Junk Food Ads is calling for a ban on junk food advertising before 9pm. a distinction between healthy and unhealthy foods written into rules covering online marketing and tigher regulation for online marketing of junk foods. Join us in our fight against junk food marketing to children by signing the petition here.