A great day for school food
Roger Mortlock - 23 November 2011
It’s not always about winning of course, but the fact the Food for Life Partnership (FFLP) has today won the Derek Cooper Award at the 2011 BBC Food & Farming Awards feels very well deserved.
Led by the Soil Association with our amazing partners, Health Education Trust, Garden Organic and The Focus on Food Campaign, the real magic of this programme has been the way it is joining up food education, cooking, growing, farm visits and the quality of food served in schools. This award celebrates the incredible staff team across all the partners but most of all it celebrates the 4,200 schools we work with. Without the support of almost 20% of schools in England, this programme wouldn’t be able to achieve anything. It’s the pupils, teachers, parents, schools and the communities they serve that are the real winners of this award.
I am not sure anyone would have imagined when we started campaigning about school food in 2003 that we would end up with one of the most successful interventions of its kind on our hands. None of this would be possible with the £16.9 million investment from the BIG Lottery which has kick started the first five years of the partnership.
This is a programme here to stay, and we are delighted that support has come forward to help secure its future. Thank you to all our members and supporters who have given us money to keep this important work going. We still need support to take this work forward.
Only last week I visited to school in middle of Haringey where, with the help of the Partnership the head teacher has successfully transformed the school’s food culture. Talking over the first school lunch I’ve had in a while, the head teacher proudly claimed that the only reason she knew every child’s name in the school was because she serves lunch everyday alongside the school cooks!
I am proud to chair this great partnership of like-minded organisations, and there are so many people to thank for its success. But we also need to recognise where the programme started. This revolutionary programme was borne out of the enthusiasm and foresight of school cook Jeannette Orrey who, I am proud to say, is still a core part of our team. Margaret Mead’s quote has never rung more true: 'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.'
Roger Mortlock is Deputy Director of the Soil Association. His previous career - which included stints in education, public health and even a spell in the arts - could be described as eclectic; if 'eclectic' is latin for 'all over the place'. His defence is that the only thing that links it all together is a commitment to positive health and well-being; something right at the heart of the founding vision of the Soil Association. He works on campaigns, policy and our programmes, including chairing the Food for Life Partnership.
Cheap NFL,NHL,MLB,NBA jersey free shipping (www.buygoodjersey.com) 50%~70% OFF
05 September 2012 02:00
Buy cheap jerseys from china online with wholesale price！ We can supply series of Sport Jersey. welcome come to our website:=== http://www.buygoodjersey.com === everybody!sorry bother your time a min,we are serious and professional jersey supplier,we can offer NFL,NHL,MLB,NBA jerser,the NFL jersey 18usd each,the NHL jersey 38USD each.MLB jersey 18usd each,NAB jersey 18usd each.we have many jerseys of other players, so please contact us for more information if you are interested in . 1) More pictures available on our-=== http://www.buygoodjersey.com === 2) Perfect quality, small order accepted . 3) 100% safe door to door delivery, within 5 - 7 days air express for small orders . 4) We have lots of jerseys in stock 5) Letters and number are sewn on jerseys body,100% embroidery 6) Size: .48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 60 Delivery by UPS, DHL, EMS door to door 9) Delivery in 5 - 7 days NFL,NBA,MLB all are 18usd!!!! The jerseys in stock may be updated everyday ! come on,join us! ==== http://www.buygoodjersey.com ==== We are serious company we look forward to establish a mutual trust and long time business with you in the near future sincerely. We will do our best job for you!!! 50%~70% off ! We offer high quality,low price,best service.We guarantee that seven days of door-to-door! Free Shipping on all orders ! Website: http://www.buygoodjersey.com
(www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Nike air Max 90 87 95 TN 2012 Trainer Shoes free shipping sale
05 September 2012 01:58
Cheap Nike air Max 90 87 2012 97 TN 95 LTD Shoes free shipping online sale (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Wholesale Nike air Jordan Shoes,Nike air Jordan Retro shoes,Nike Dunk Shoes 1) authentic shoes. 2) The wholesale price! 3) 100% safe, the best delivery terms! 4) Free shipping. Send to your house. 5) The best service! Wholesale Nike air Jordan Shoes,Nike air Jordan Retro shoes,Gucci Shoes (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Wholesale Nike air Jordan Shoes from 1 to 26 (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Wholesale Nike Dunk,Nike High Dunk Shoes,Gucci Shoes,Gucci Boot (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Wholesale Gucci Shoes,Prada Shoes,Nike Free Shoes,LV Shoes (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Wholesale NBA_Jersey NFL_Jersey MLB_Jersey NHL_Jersey All team (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Nike air Jordan Shoes,Nike Dunk SB Shoes,Gucci Shoes (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Nike air Max 87 97 LTD TN 2012 2011 Trainer Shoes (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Nike TN Shoes,Nike Free Running Trainer Shoes (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Nike Free Running Trainer,Nike rifts Trainer (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Nike air Max 87 TN 97 LTD 2012 2011 Trainer Shoes (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Nike air Max 87 97 TN LTD 2012 Trainer Shoes (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Nike air Max TN 2012 2011 LTD Trainer Shoes (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Nike air Max 90 87 97 TN 95 LTD Shoes (www.buycheapgoodonline.com) Free Shipping on all orders ! 50%~70% off free shipping .We offer high quality,low price,best service and free shiping! We guarantee that seven days of door-to-door! Website: http://www.buycheapgoodonline.com
Anna Louise Batchelor
24 November 2011 16:30
Congratulations to FFLP on both your award and securing future funding.
Post a comment