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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Lighter London

SFP LogoOne of the actions of the School Food Plan was to set up flagship boroughs to demonstrate the impact of improving school food on a large scale. Initiatves in these boroughs are not to be limited to school food. The flagships will become energetic hubs of food related activity. After a lengthy application process involving all 32 London boroughs, we're now delighted to congratulate Lambeth and Croydon on becoming flagship boroughs.


Cafeteria Man

Here's another great example of how grassroots action can transform school food. - this time from the US. Cafeteria Man follows trailblazing TV chef Tony Geraci as he tackles the problem of junk food head-on in two large school districts - Baltimore and Memphis. You'll see him campaign to transform school meals from pre-plated junk to healthier, fresher meals. Sound familiar? 

Young Marketeers in action!

YM 2014Our Young Marketeers did us proud at Borough Market! Children from 12 schools harvested and sold their fruit and veg to an enthusiastic crowd which included the Mayor of Southwark, Rosie Boycott, Chris Collins and Roast's head chef, Marcus Verberne who was on the lookout for ingredients for lunch!  The children raised a whopping £355.84 for FareShare and sold out in just two hours. Excellent work Young Marketeers!  In October, the second group of 12 schools will return for more of the same! A big thank you to Borough Market and United St Saviour's Charity for making this project possible.