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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- Thursday, 05 December 2013
We're delighted to bring you news from the Autumn Statement relating to Universal Free School Meals (UFSM). Read the Department for Education's press release announcing the details of funding for UFSM along with the exciting news that £150 million of capital funding will be made available to ensure that schools can build news kitchens or increase dining capacity if necessary. A wonderful bit of government business to reflect with wonderful work of the School Food Plan!
- Tuesday, 26 November 2013
It's always good to pinpoint a couple of useful lessons learned on a training day. With 28 delegates and five hours of lively discussion it's quite hard to choose so let's just focus on a couple of really good ideas.
Gerry Clinton at Havering hangs giant banners outside his schools everytime they achieve another catering mark. Great idea to spread the good news amongst parents. Helen Colbert from East Sheen Primary School gets children to bring a parent in on the child's birthday; a lovely way to show off the school's excellent school meals. All good stuff for the School Food Plan's What Works Well website!
- Thursday, 14 November 2013
At SFM we're getting very excited about waste campaigner, Tristram Stuart's latest outing to Trafalgar Square. Tristram has joined forces with Wahaca's Thomasina Miers (also a supporter of our own Cooking Ideas programme!) to present the Pig Idea Feast. Come along for a free porky feast on Thursday 21 November from 12-4.
The pigs have been reared on a healthy diet of spent grains, whey and unsold fruit and veg - all food which was destined for landfill. You can RSVP by Twitter #PigIdeaFeast @ThePigIdea - just click here.