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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Our Soup-erb Young Marketeers

Winter SaleSouthwark secondary schools braved the cold to warm up visitors to Borough Market. Our Young Marketeers winter sale featured soup made from surplus veg, inspired by chef Nicole Pisani, and warm ciabatta from Bread Ahead. Students from St Saviour's and St Olave's, St Michael's and Notre Dame sold out by 2pm and made £280.50 for FareShare which means 1,122 meals for vulnerable families. Soup-erb effort all round!

Real Food Revolution

Community Channel is partnering with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and over thirty food organisations this month to celebrate food revolutionaries who are changing our approach to growing, sharing, selling and eating food. We are very excited to have our Young Marketeers Harvest Sale feature on the Do Something Brilliant episode that will air on February 28 at 9pm Freeview HD 63 , Sky 539, Virgin Media 269 and Freesat 651. 




Young Marketeers Winter Sale Begins

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Our Young Marketeers Winter Sale kicked off last week with a day of cooking masterclasses at Borough Market. Students from St Saviour's & St Olave's, St Michael's and Notre Dame RC School got stuck into learning the art of baking the perfect ciabatta loaf at Bread Ahead followed by a session in soup making from chef Nicole Pisani. Read more about the day here.