Since 2007 the Soil Association has been the lead partner of Food for Life (FFL), and Food for Life is now commissioned by Public Health across numerous authorities across the country. The programme improves the health and well-being of children and their families by transforming school food culture. The FFL approach uses food as a way to improve the whole school experience – making lunchtimes a more positive feature of the day and enriching classroom learning through farm visits, practical cooking and growing. The achievements of schools are recognised in an award scheme that provides a motivational framework for continuous improvement. The achievement of caterers is recognised through the Food for Life Catering Mark, a Soil Association accreditation scheme for all caterers.