We've been evaluated!
Over the summer term, food policy experts, Food Matters carried out an independent evaluation of our school meals campaign in Richmond (2007-2011).
They dug deep and interviewed heads, caterers, LA officers, school cooks and children and have produced a report that proves us to be a highly effective campaign group. We decided that called for a celebration so gathered together heads, parents and supporters from LB Richmond to launch the report at The Bingham Hotel, with guest speaker, Zac Goldsmith. You can read the executive summary here, and if you'd like to get down to the nitty gritty of our campaign you can find the full report here.
In other news ...
Many food campaigners were feeling a little anxious about the future of universal infant free school meals with government finances being stretched to the limit and a looming spending review.
A campaign victory. The Government has announced it will continue to fund free school meals over the summer holidays.