Food for Life Partnership founder shortlisted for Inspirational Woman of the Year award

Jeanette Orrey MBE

Food for Life Partnership co-founder Jeanette Orrey MBE, was one of five women shortlisted for the 2013 Daily Mail Inspirational Woman of the Year Awards held last night in London (11 November 2013).

Jeanette is a former school dinner lady with over 20 year’s practical experience of providing good school food. Founded in 2003, the Soil Association led Food for Life Partnership works in nearly 5,000 schools across England improving school food and increasing cooking and growing skills.

Jeanette's no-nonsense and common sense approach combined with her years of experience working in school kitchens allows her to offer first hand, practical advice on how schools can improve and transform their dining rooms, school kitchens and the food they serve.

Speaking at the awards, Jeanette said; “I am delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. To be part of the Food for Life Partnership is an honour, and this recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the team. We have a clear vision that every child has a right to good, wholesome school food and that food poverty will one day be a thing of the past."

The Food for Life Partnership works with schools to provide fresh, well-sourced and nutritious meals and helps children, adults and teachers understand the importance of good nutrition and where their food comes from. The national School Food Plan cites the success of the Food for Life Partnership and its approach to transforming food within schools and increasing school meal uptake.

Text by the The Soil Association - www.soilassociation.org

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