And the winner is ...
Last night the winners of the Foodism 100 shortlist were revealed at Borough Market and School Food Matters was crowned Positive Change Hero!
The Foodism 100 list celebrates those making positive change in the food and drink industry, with 10 businesses shortlisted in 10 categories ranging from best pub to best pop-up. The Positive Change Hero category included luminaries such as Thomasina Miers of Wahaca and and food waste warrior, Tom Hunt but School Food Matters was judged as 2018's hero, a wonderful reflection of the importance placed on food education.
The nomination celebrated our work with Whole Foods Market on Schools to Market which in 2018 moves into its sixth year. We know that SFM couldn't deliver the wonderful array of food education programmes to schools without our project partners; Whole Foods Market, Borough Market, Belazu, ISS Education and the trusts and charities that continue to support this important work. Thank you all and let's continue to work together to find the next generation of cooks, gardeners, farmers and healthy, happy humans!
In other news ...
Such good news! Government has positively responded to two of our three asks from the National Food Strategy and announced nearly £400m support for families and their children during the school holidays and a boost to Healthy Start.
With 30 campaign partners we've sent another letter to the Department for Education urging them to step up and not leave charities, restaurants and concerned citizens to fill the hunger gap this Christmas.
The government has published a new consultation on introducing a total online advertising restriction for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS).