Food for Life

Food For Life at Southwold Primary

Food for Life awards are centred around four areas of development, which link to the criteria and create an action framework for our school:

  • Food Quality
  • Food Leadership and Food Culture
  • Food Education
  • Community and Partnerships

Southwold Primary currently holds the Bronze Food For Life Award.

We are busily working towards achieving the Silver Standard; we have a couple of standards to complete.

  • Serve School meals on proper crockery, not plastic ‘flight trays’
  • Meet Silver Food for Life Served Here Standards which shows that school food is healthy, ethical, and uses some local and organic ingredients
  • Our food is healthy, ethical, and uses local ingredients. We use a minimum of 5% organic ingredients in our menus
  • Have a cooking club, where pupils get to cook with and eat the produce grown in the school growing area
  • Involve parents and the wider community to get involved in food education via food-themed events

Watch this space – we will let you know when we have achieved Silver and are going for Gold!!


The closure of schools across the UK has had an unprecedented impact on the way teachers are able to teach. We have heard some inspiring stories about innovative ways teachers are adapting to the new normal. Here at Food for Life we are keen to support you as much as possible, so we have put together the below resources that we hope will help teachers still in settings with pupils or could be shared with parents that are educating at home.


Cooking with small groups is a really effective way for children to learn the art of combining ingredients and other crucial cooking skills. Why not try some of Jamie Oliver’s simple recipes that are perfect for cooking with children. You could even enjoy these Easy flatbreads and Homemade baked beans together at lunchtime.


During these strange times we have seen a huge increase in the number of people dedicating time to gardening. It’s a great way for children to safely get some fresh air and learn where their food comes from.

Soil is so important for growing new life, but what is it actually made of? Find out by testing soil properties. Or get to work, ready for new planting by clearing weeds and grass.


Learning the links between our food, our health and our environment is always a great lesson. Why not use this time to try your hand at a little conservation? Care for our wildlife by creatinga wildlife pond or creating a wildlife habitat.

If you’re looking for any more garden or conservation inspiration, Garden Organic have a whole range of great resources on their website.


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