Friday, November 13, 2009

Thank you!

Just back from a visit to St Thomas of Canterbury school where there was a special NFU workshop going on for the lucky year 4 children. The workshop was part of a special presentation for ISS Caterhouse who have achieved Food for Life Partnership Bronze award for the catering in all of Merton's primary schools. Congratulations to Mark Davis from Iss who has pushed this through. It was most heartening to hear him say that he is already working on how they are going to achieve silver status. It was great to see a senior councillor and staff from Merton Council there. Fantastic to see everyone working together on this.

Final thank you of course must go to all the school cooks in Merton. Thank you so much for all your hard work. It can't be the easiest job in the world and we have have asked you to make some very big changes. Thanks for sticking with it and for making sure that every child has the opportunity to eat a tasty school lunch.

Am off to Warrington in a minute where I will be speaking at a school governors conference on the importance of food in school. Enjoy the last day of National School Meal Week!