Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Big improvement in vegetarian school meals

This is the vegetarian option served in school yesterday(15th Feb 2011) It is a spinach and butterbean pie which was really delicious. We have come along way from the endless cheese and pasta offerings of the past.

Is that the case up and down the country? Be interested in hearing your experiences of vegetarian school meals.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Derby Council putting pressure on schools to "reheat" rather than cook

I am deeply worried that Derby Council seems to be pressing ahead with an unpopular scheme to stop schools for freshly cooking school lunch on site in favour of a "reheat" solution. The council are encouraging schools to visit this potential supplier in Coventry. Headteachers don't seem to be in any hurray to take up this offer. According to a local newspaper only 18 out of a potential 78 schools have expressed any interest in taking up this option.

Local Head, Ian Bell has said "We want to be able to cook and control the meals for our children" Very well said. It is great to see Heads putting the needs of the children first. I can not believe anyone seriously believes reheated food is better than freshly prepared.

You can read more about this in The Derby Telegraph

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Recent school dinners February 2011