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Thursday, December 18, 2008

free school meals for all

Great letters in todays Guardian. makes perfect sense to roll out free school meals for all.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

School dinners - the movie!

As you may have guessed, I am in love with my new video camera. It is perfect for school and the ideal blogging tool. Thanks Karl! video

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Report on todays lunch at Poplar

Thanks to Karen for todays report. Apologies for the shaky camera work! video

Monday, December 8, 2008

Charlton Manor




Headteacher Tim Baker is doing a great job at Charlton Manor Primary School in Greenwich. He has employed a school gardener who is a valuable member of his staff. What a wonderful way to teach about food and diet.

Wonder how many other schools employ a gardener? Looks like the way forward to me!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tuesday lunch




Ms Wilkinson joined the children today in the Hall for lunch. However it was not particularly relaxing for her as increasing school dinner uptake means the tables get very squashed. Added to that staff shortages meant that Ms Wilkinson was greatly in demand. However it is brilliant to see busy staff taking time out to sit and eat alongside the children.

Missed the boat!



I had planned to show some pics of the food but I got in to the hall too late! Glad to see its being eaten Jeanette Orrey suggests that we should weigh the food waste so we can identify how much is being thrown away.

Will try again to get some photos of the food tomorrow

Food for Life Partnership awards


Well done Emma and the whole food for life partnership for a truly inspiring event. I can hardly believe how far we have come in such a short space of time. The schools that were featured were real trail blazers and showed how it is possible to get local communities connected to their food, re discovering skills such as cooking and growing and bringing in elders.

I am itching to go and have a look for myself to find out first hand how some of those schools managed it.

Prince Charles looked suitably impressed and made a lot of sense when he sugessted we used the lessons learnt in school catering to apply to hospital food.