The Food for Life Partnership Mark is an action framework and award scheme to help schools and their communities transform their food culture.
GOLD schools are hubs of good food culture in their community, actively involving parents and community groups in cooking and growing activity. School meals are at least 75% freshly prepared, 50% local and 30% organic, and the majority of pupils are choosing to eat school meals. Groups of pupils are actively involved in the life of a local farm and every pupil has the opportunity to experience growing some food. Up to Key Stage 3, every pupil will have 12 hours or more of practical cooking per year by 2011.