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School Food Ambassadors

School Food Ambassadors is a pupil voice programme that began in Leeds in 2011 and has grown from strength to strength. This popular model involves a small group of pupils becoming elected to monitor school food with the support of a key member of staff. They give feedback from their peers alongside evidence from monitoring to the school cook and senior leadership to influence change. It is all about pupils taking the lead for their own school food provision to improve its quality, increase uptake and enhance the overall dining experience beyond lunch times.


School Food Ambassadors encourages schools to take a shared responsibility for school food and lead the change through the eyes of the pupils. Its flexibility means it can be delivered in any education setting including infant, primary, secondary or specialist inclusive learning centre schools.

The Guidance and Toolkit

We now know that School Food Ambassadors as a model really works and we have undergone evaluation to support this. Please get in touch to find out more about the impact School Food Ambassadors has made.

The guidance and toolkit has been completely refreshed in line with the School Food Plan, who have recognised it on the national website.  The revised guidance and toolkit is a fun, child friendly and includes a step by step approach to implement the programme in schools with plenty of resources to help the process.

Evaulation report



We stock badges for your ambassadors to wear and in school to help raise their status in school contact

Training- Available Nationwide

In Leeds training is available for teachers and pupils. Please visit for dates or contact us for in school support.  To arrange training outside of Leeds for individual schools, local authorities or groups of schools please email .


You can also get in touch to request a free sample of the resources or arrange a time to look over the resources via skype. The guidance and toolkit are available as hard and electronic copies. Subsidised rates are available for Leeds schools or for bulk orders. 

Please visit the Leeds for Learning store to order a copy.