We believe that we can create the greatest impact by raising awareness and providing solutions that lead to the right nutrition, particularly for people who have previously had difficulty accessing it.
We do this through specific initiatives in prisons and schools.
Think Through Nutrition in Prisons
Our groundbreaking Think Through Nutrition in Prisons programme is made up of three key components: education, nutritional intervention and research. Both modular and adaptable to each setting, it reflects objectives shared with us by the Ministry of Justice and Prison Governors. These are:
Short-term: to improve how people within prisons feel and to optimise life chances
Longer term: to extend learning to families and break cycles of offending behaviour
We set defined outcomes at the beginning of each project, which is developed in full consultation with the men and women within prisons, with catering teams and with wider staff.
The right nutrition in a prison setting can help to:
Reduce impulsivity and violence
Promote better mental health
Improve receptivity to other educational and training programmes
Break cycles of offending for prisoners and their families
Think Through Nutrition in Schools
Our schools programme is focused on providing advice and information to schools, both directly and through their catering companies. We collaborate with school leadership teams to define goals and key outcomes that are specific to each setting.
The right nutrition in a school setting can help to:
Improve receptivity to learning
Minimise disruptive behaviours, helping to create more engaged and interested classes
Think Through Nutrition - future programmes
We are currently exploring future Think Through Nutrition programmes, looking to raise awareness around pregnancy and mental health.