When children eat better, they do better. Getting children eating well today is creating the healthier adults of tomorrow.
Green Gourmet and the Children’s Food Trust
Green Gourmet’s Founder and CEO, Adam Starkey, was appointed by the Secretary of State to the board of the School Food Trust, which was later to evolve into the Children’s Food Trust. During his tenure, Adam has stood as a chair on the organisation’s Reputation sub-committee and Audit committee and has supported the market testing of services. Adam was elected as Chairman of the Children’s Food Trust in September 2015.
Children’s Food Trust
The Children’s Food Trust are the charity sharing the skills, knowledge and confidence to cook from scratch, helping anyone who provides food for children to do a great job and encouraging industry to help families make better food choices. When children eat better, they do better. Getting children eating well today is creating the healthier adults of tomorrow.
They are experts in children’s food. They bring together nutritionists, cooks, caterers, food technologists and specialists in early years and school food to offer unrivalled support, training and advice to anyone responsible for providing food to children.
They work in partnership with government departments, with big companies – from restaurant chains to supermarkets, global food brands to local suppliers – and with other charities to reach as many children as possible with the message about good food.
Founded in 2005, here are some of the highlights of their pivotal role in transforming food education across the UK:
- leading the launch of the first national school food standards and guidelines on healthy food in childcare for England
- creating the Let’s Get Cooking club network across the country
- supporting schools in England to get ready for Universal Infant Free School Meals
- teaching thousands of children and parents to get cooking in the school holidays across the UK