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


Joy said...

I would be worried too, Reheating is a big drop in quality and the thin edge of the wedge.

Mulanxox said...

Reheating at least is better than frozen foods, and junk foods!
At least if they make things earlier in the day, or the day before, it saves time?!

I love how the foods look filling!
I'm 20, and have bad lunches! Need tips ;)

Kitchen Stools Direct said...

This is serious business, thank you for bringing some light to it.

catering ny said...

It's not bad to reheat food. However, make sure that the food isn't spoiled before you reheat. There are some kinds of food that are prone to spoiling easily.

Lobster bake said...

I think this kind of food is easy to spoil. Anyway, if that food was serve to me, I will eat at once.