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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Young Marketeers 2015

YMOur Young Marketeers programme kicked off yesterday with an assembly at St George's Primary. Our charity partners, FareShare, helped deliver a fascinating talk on how to turn surplus food into delicious lunches for 82,000 people a day. Many probing questions came from our young audience followed by an impressive show of hands when we asked for volunteer gardeners! Our thanks as ever to our funders United St Saviours Charity and our hosts, Borough Market.


We seem to be hearing a lot about food poverty at the moment; from Paxman asking David Cameron about food banks to the London Assembly Member, Fiona Twycross launching her film "The Kindness of Strangers". When grappling with the fact that 4 million people in the UK are affected by food poverty whilst 400,000 tonnes of surplus food gets wasted every year by supermarkets, it's heartening to hear of clever model that really works. Enjoy this film and get to know the excellent charity FoodCycle.

Jamie needs your help!

FRD15 logo with strapFood Revolution Day 2015 will soon be with us and this year Jamie Oliver is asking us all to get involved. He'll be using Food Rev Day to fight for food education for every child. This is right up our alley so please help by signing this petition. Plus we can all look forward to another cooking session with the man himself on Friday 15 May. If you register your school here you can then log on to the website and join Jamie as he creates his Squash It Sandwich. Here he is with a special message for teachers.