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Food for life award

Buckfastleigh Primary School has been awarded a bronze certificate from 'Food for Life'!

Buckfastleigh Primary school has been awarded the Food for Life Bronze award for its healthy and climate-friendly food culture.

The school is working with Food for Life to transform the school’s food culture and that of its local community, by connecting the children with climate-friendly and healthy food.

As part of the Bronze award scheme, Buckfastleigh Primary serves seasonal school meals, 75% of which are freshly prepared by experienced school cook, Donna McJury. The school also gives every pupil the opportunity to visit a farm, cook and participate in food growing activities during his or her time at school, and pupils and parents are involved in making improvements to the school’s menu and dining experience. 

Headteacher, Mr Arundell acknowledged “We are thrilled to have received the Bronze Food for Life award. All the hard work and effort has raised an awareness of where food comes from for our children. ”

Independent research, summarised in a new report ‘Good food for all’ reveals the success of five years of Food for Life. The evidence from three independent research studies focuses in particular on four main areas of impact: children’s health, tackling inequalities, improving education, and local enterprise and sustainability.