Food A Fact of Life
Published: 28 May 2021
FFL is a comprehensive, progressive education programme which communicates up-to-date, evidence-based, consistent and accurate messages around ‘food’ to all those involved in education.
The Food – a fact of life programme was originally launched in 1991. It was a partnership between the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) and government (the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) that lasted until 1997. Since this time, BNF has continued to develop the programme. In 2004, BNF worked with different levy boards around the UK to develop a website for primary schools. From 2005, BNF extended the website to cover nursery aged children, as well as pupils aged 11 to 16 years. From October 2018, FFL is supported by a partnership of the BNF and the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). The partnership continues to provide evidence-based support around food to schools, as well as training to teachers.