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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Summer Holidays

School Food Matters will be closed throughout August. We hope that you have a very enjoyable summer and we look forward to seeing you in September for an action-packed autumn term. We will be back in the office on Tuesday 1 September. Happy holidays!

Four more Edible Playgrounds get the grow ahead!

P1030901Four more schools will get growing thanks to funding from the People's Postcode Lottery. Meridian High School and Fairchildes Primary School in Croydon, the Palmer Academy in Reading and Baguley Hall in Manchester join Berrymede Primary School in Ealing to receive an Edible Playground from Trees for Cities, cooking lessons from Chefs Adopt a School and a three year membership with School Food Matters. Great news for the end of the summer term!

Jamie Oliver's Child Health Levy

BoyWithPopWe're really pleased to hear that the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group is to impose a 'child health levy' on all sugary soft drinks. The levy will raise money to fund food education programmes and health initiatives. Our friends at Sustain will be helping to set up the Children's Health Fund and will be working to recruit other restaurants to support the fund. Nice work Jamie and thanks for leading the charge! You can read more here.