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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Good news for Easter

DfEHere's some good news for schools delivering free meals to infants. The Department for Education has just announced an additional £10 million in capital funding for 2015/16 to ensure that all schools can provide hot, healthy and appetising meals to infant pupils. £8.5 million will be allocated to the local authorities with the lowest infant meal take-up with the remaining £1.5 million allocated to academies via the Condition Improvement Fund. You can read more here.

Food Education fun at the Edible Garden Show

EGS 2015A gang of 640 school children enjoyed food education fun at the Edible Garden Show on Friday. Children from 41 different schools, from London and beyond, got stuck in to seed sowing, cooking demos, bee wrangling and Surrey Docks City Farm. They even got to bottle feed some brand new lambs! Many of the children had participated in our "Grow your own Lunch" competition and received their prizes from chef Rachel Green and TV horticulturist, Chris Collins. Big thanks for Morrisons Let's Grow for the fantastic prizes.

Rose Vouchers

ARCEnjoy this great article in The Guardian about a most ingenious scheme by Alexandra Rose Charities. Rose Vouchers support pregnant women and families, living on low incomes, to eat more healthily and improve their health and well-being.