Meet the Food for Life Experts
We know that the right support can make all the difference to you achieving your Food for Life award. That's why our Awards Package subscription also includes an on-site visit from one of our expert team to offer advice and encouragement that is tailored for your school.
As well as offering a great opportunity for you to benefit from the real-world experience of one of our school food leaders, schools will also receive a action plan to support your continued progress.
Our expert team is made up of senior Food for Life staff, inspirational school cooks and our National Partners. It is expanding all the time and more members will be added soon.
Co-Founder, Food for Life
Jeanette is a former school dinner lady with over 20 years of practical experience of providing good school food. One of the most well-respected experts in the field, her vision led her to co-found Food for Life. She now acts as the School Meals Policy Advisor for the programme. Jeanette can support you across all areas of your school food journey.
Director, Food for Life
James is Director of Food for Life and is responsible for all our national programmes – he’s the right person if you want to share ideas about how Food for Life could develop, discuss changes you’d like to see, outline plans for your school, or simply to showcase all the good work you’re up to!
Strategy and Policy Director, Food for Life
Jo founded the Food for Life Catering Mark in 2007, developed its early standards and now advises the independent Catering Mark Standards Committee. An expert on the Catering Mark and School Food Standards, Jo is just the person to help you achieve the Food Quality section of your award.
Senior Policy Advisor, Food for Life
Libby has a wealth of experience in transforming food culture in schools, addressing inequalities through school food culture, the role of food in schools in relation to educational attainment and health & wellbeing and using school food to enhance community engagement and local economies.