School Food Matters has been an active member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on School Food, chaired by Sharon Hodgson MP, since it started in 2010.
The group exists to provide a cross-party parliamentary platform for the discussion of school food with external organisations; to keep school food and child hunger on the political agenda following the spotlight given during the Covid-19 pandemic and to campaign to ensure that children receive high quality meals in and outside of school.
School Food Matters has contributed to numerous papers published by the group, including a paper on the need for government guidance on packed lunches to support schools that wish to work with parents to keep junk food out of lunchboxes. You can read the paper and Sharon Hodgson's press release here.
This is part of our Food policy work.
We believe that school food should be a consistent and non-partisan priority for government. We use our real-world experience of working in schools to strengthen our campaigns on children’s health, access to nutritious school meals and food education.