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School recognised at healthy eating awards night

A school in Warwickshire has taken first prize in a competition that rates the quality of nutritious choices available at public facilities.

The Heartbeat Awards are organised by local councils in combination with NHS dieticians, with the aim being to recognise those caterers who offer healthy options and who also maintain good standards of hygiene. There are specific awards for hospitals, nursing homes, schools and nurseries.

Kenilworth School, along with its caterer, Innovate Services, was highlighted for creating healthy, nutritious meals for its pupils.

The school’s head teacher, Hayden Abbott, said:

“We are very proud to receive the award, in conjunction with Innovate Services. It is extremely satisfying to be recognised for our commitment in promoting healthy eating. Well done to the whole catering team for making this possible.”

Kenilworth School can be used as an example for other educational establishments, particularly with the Government keen to bring in free school meals for all children during their first three years of education. Grants are to be issued to improve catering facilities, allowing for schools to produce healthy, nutritious food.

Another area where school food can improve greatly is with the addition of a tuck shop. Such ideas can prove to be great franchise opportunities for mums and dads, who are keen to offer healthy alternatives to the sugary and high fat options that tend to predominate.

An arrangement like this would allow for pupils to not only have nutritious lunches, but also access to healthier snacks at break-times.

Posted by Mark
April 11, 2014

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