Transforming the Way We Eat
We work to make good food the easy choice for everyone, whoever and wherever they are.
We want a healthy, thriving population; buying, growing, cooking and eating good food. Together we can transform the way we eat and put good food on the menu, in the curriculum, and in all the places people live their daily lives.
What does ‘good food’ mean...?
- A healthy and sustainable diet: LESS processed food 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.
About our Food For Life programme
Illnesses caused by a poor diet are one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. More children than ever are overweight or obese – left unchecked, obesity and diabetes threaten to bankrupt the NHS.
Soil Association's Food for Life is making good food the easy choice for everyone – making healthy, tasty and sustainable meals the norm, reconnecting people with where their food comes from by teaching them how it’s grown and cooked, and championing the importance of well-sourced ingredients.
We bring schools, nurseries, hospitals, caterers, care homes, and their surrounding communities together through food, engaging children, parents, staff, patients and visitors, caterers, carers and the wider community to create a powerful voice for long-term change.
What we do – and how you can be part of it:
We work with Schools and Early Years settings to ensure that all children eat, cook and grow good food and leave with a healthy, happy relationship with food.
Our Hospitals team work in partnership with NHS Trusts to promote health and sustainability as well as improving the food experience of patients, staff and visitors.
A Food for Life Served Here award means that good food is the norm in public places. Caterers serve local, fresh and honest food.
When you see the Soil Association symbol on restaurant menus you can have complete confidence in the quality of ingredients on offer. The symbol shows that ingredients meet a strict set of organic standards that protect your health and the environment.
We have commissioned Food for Life across both Early Years and School settings in Leicestershire as it is at the heart of our long-term strategic plans to introduce sustainable and positive behavioural change around food and nutritionMark Braham Senior Public Health Manager, Leicestershire County Council