Food Matters understands the value and importance of evaluation: measuring, recording and demonstrating how and whether the work you do is making a difference.

Whether it’s a campaign to improve school meals or a lottery funded community health and wellbeing programme, funders, campaigners and policy makers need to be able to quantify and qualify the value of these activities in terms of behaviour change, policy change and economic and social change.

The evaluation methodology utilised by Food Matters incorporates both quantitative and qualitative appraisal of evidence and includes: data analysis and historical comparison; documentary research; interviews with key stakeholders; questionnaire surveys; and facilitated participatory workshops with groups of participants, where participants are: School children, residents, community food workers, statutory agency staff, policy makers, funders etc.

What makes Food Matters stand out on evaluation work is the ability to work collaboratively whilst building capacity within the communities where we work.

“Food Matters is expert at diving deep into an issue and coming up with a clear, informative picture of how the world of food works.”
– Stephanie Wood, Founder/Director School Food Matters

Contact Ben@foodmatters.org for more information.