NORTH Yorkshire schoolchildren have been joining in the celebrations for National School Meals Week, a campaign to promote healthy lifestyles and healthy school dinners in primary and secondary schools, this week.
The week has included a range of activities in schools across Selby district, including themed menus for each day which included Bonfire Night; traditional roasts and local dishes as well as food from around the world.
The event will end with “pudding day” on Friday when school chefs will dish up some old time favourites.
The week has been organised by Local Authority Caterers Association to encourage young people to have healthy school meals.
School kitchens in Selby district produce fresh meals every day using local produce supplied by companies based in North Yorkshire.
The school meals service has aimed at playing its part in improving dietary intake, making sure that all meals served every day are nutritionally balanced.
County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s executive member for schools said: “Everything is cooked fresh, nothing is pre-prepared and all ingredients we use are of very good quality and are local whenever possible.
“When you have good quality ingredients you make good food and if children are given good food they are in a position to become better learners.”
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