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School Food Ambassadors

School Food Ambassadors SFA

What is School Food Ambassadors?

School Food Ambassadors is a pupil voice programme that was originally launched 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 their overall dining experience beyond lunch times. The model was most recently updated in 2014 in light of the School Food Plan and Ofsted recommendations. SFA 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 establishment including infant, primary, secondary or SILC schools.

Refreshed Guidance and Toolkit

We now know that School Food Ambassadors as a model really works and has undergone evaluation to support this.

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


We stock badges for your ambassadors to wear and in school to help raise their status in school. Please get in touch to place an order.

Training- Available Nationwide

In Leeds training is available for teachers and pupils- please see our training pages 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: Siobhan.O’ or

You can view a sample of the new School Food Ambassadors resources by clicking the images below .The full resources are available as hard and electronic copies. Click here to order a copy. Subsidised rates are available for Leeds schools or for bulk orders.

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Covid-19 - Resources

Firstly may we say THANK YOU to everyone who is working hard during this time to keep children and young people happy, learning, laughing, active and calm at this time of great uncertainty!

We are keen to share tools and resources as best we can, to support children’s wellbeing and education over this period of uncertainty. With this in mind, we have produced a range of advice and free resources for schools, as well as resources for parents/carers in your school.

These resources are updated every week so please check them on a regular basis.

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