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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Open Farm Sunday 2015

One of our favourite events on the food education calendar is Open Farm Sunday. Since 2006 they have been encouraging farmers to open their gates and welcome in families to celebrate all that is good about British food and farming. It's been such a success it's even been featured on The Archers! We now have Open Farm School Days giving school groups the chance to get out onto a farm. To get you in the mood, watch this film and don't forget to visit a farm with your family on Sunday 7 June.

Friday night supper sorted!

basilicoWe're so lucky! The folks at Basilico Pizzas have designed a new pizza packed full of veg to raise money for School Food Matters. Order the new Vignole pizza and 75p will go to SFM to keep us delivering food education fun to 1000s of children. Friday night treat sorted!

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.