Transforming the Way We Eat
We work to make good food the easy choice for everyone, whoever and wherever they are. We believe that good food holds the key to healthier people, a healthier economy and a healthier environment.
‘Good food’ means…
A healthy and sustainable diet: LESS processed foods high in fat/salt/sugar, less but better quality meat, and MORE fruit and vegetables, whole grains and sustainable fish.
Quality food you can trust: More fresh, local, seasonal, sustainable food, with low climate impact and high welfare standards.
Eating together: More opportunities for social contact through food, building families, tackling loneliness, and bringing communities together.
Why do we need good food?
Illnesses caused by a poor diet are one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. A fifth of children joining primary school are obese or overweight – left unchecked, obesity and diabetes threaten to bankrupt the NHS.
Our food system is unfair. Half a million people in Britain are reliant on food aid and 25% of UK farmers live in poverty.
Food and farming is responsible for one fifth of UK climate impact. Good food is the key to both healthier people and a healthier planet.
Food for Life
How you can be part of changing food culture across the UK
Connecting people with food
We engage communities to get people of all ages cooking and growing food and out onto local farms so they have a positive connection with real food.
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Our school meal take-up has increased 7.8% since joining the Food for Life Partnership because our food is such high quality and the children have a lot of input. Parents appreciate that and so do the children. The result is the children! They’re positive, noticeably happy, contented and keen to learn. In the future, when they think back to their time at school, they’ll have vivid memories because their learning has been linked to food, from growing to cooking and tasting it.Rachel Chahal Head Teacher at The Oval Primary School, Birmingham