School Awards Scheme

Food for Life Awards Programme

Why get involved?

There are many benefits to getting involved with the Food for Life Awards programme. Here are just some of them:

  • Pupil Health and Wellbeing: Independent research highlights FFL's potential to make a positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of both pupils and parents.
  • Ofsted: Your FFL work provides evidence that you are meeting Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework requirement to support children and learners to keep themselves healthy.
  • School Food Standards: FFL award holders demonstrate they are meeting DfE’s mandatory School Food Standards.
  • Training, support and resources: We offer wealth of resources, specialist support and menu of training, developed and delivered by experts.
  • Curriculum: FFL supports national curriculum requirements on cooking and uses food growing, farm linked-education and even Schools Farmers' Markets to enhance the curriculum and foster enterprise skills.

Packages of Support

Whether you’re just looking for fresh ideas or your school wants to demonstrate that you’re serving up both fantastic food and imaginative food education, we have something for you.

Awards Package

If you want to show the wider world that you're doing fantastic work with your school food and food education, our Awards Package gives you all the support and resources you need to apply for and achieve your Food for Life award.

What it includes:

  • Welcome pack including a comprehensive range of printed resources
  • Online access to our full range of resources
  • Welcome call to ensure you get off to the best possible start
  • Access to our online seminars given by our school awards team
  • Display certificate and invitation to award ceremonies
  • Personalised membership of our online community, including your own blog to share your achievements
  • Full access to our online application system, including supportive feedback on your submissions from our specialist team
  • Supportive on-site visit from an FFL expert every two or three years depending on your catering arrangements

To find out more about the awards packages and subscription fees visit FFL Awards Package. There is also a FFL Membership Package.

Schools already registered under the old Food for Life scheme can can go about transferring existing applications over to the new scheme. Call: 0117 314 5180 or Email:

Download the guide to the FFL Membership and Awards Packages (PDF 2.7MB)