Our catering service now hold the Food for Life Catering Mark, Silver Award as from July 2016. This award is for 350 primary schools and 5 nurseries. The Bronze Award has also been achieved for 20 secondary schools from July 2016.
The Catering Mark is an independent endorsement backed by annual inspections awarding and recognising food providers who take steps to raise standards and improve the food they serve.
The Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark focuses on removing harmful additives, trans fats and GM from the menu while ensuring that the majority of food on the menu is prepared freshly on site. It also encourages schools to use seasonal and local produce, and only use sustainable sources of fish and free range eggs. The food should be free from undesirable additives and trans fats and comply with national nutrition standards.
To achieve Bronze the following criteria must be met:
To gain Silver or Gold you must already have Bronze, and demonstrate that you meet the criteria before you can apply. There's also a points system and a greater spend on organic items must be made.
You can be assured that your child is eating a healthy, freshly prepared nutritious meal, which meets the School Food Standards and also has the Food for Life Catering Mark.
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