We have awarded a grant of £50,000 to Chefs in Schools to support their ‘Transforming School Food’ programme. Our match funded grant will provide at least eight bursaries for schools to participate in the project which aims to improve the health of children by changing school lunches and food education.

Since the pandemic, Chefs in Schools have seen demand for their services increase as more schools recognise the important role they play in supporting the health and nutrition of their pupils. Schools participating in the programme will receive a bespoke programme including training and recruiting chefs, identifying suppliers, developing exciting healthy menus, all whilst encouraging input from pupils, staff, and parents. It is hoped that through this programme, children will have access to high quality, tasty nutritious lunches cooked from scratch and at the same time learn more about how making the right food choices can improve health outcomes.

We are delighted to be partnering with Chefs in Schools again and to play a small part in this important and potentially life changing programme.