Barking and Dagenham school caterers receive gold award
PUBLISHED: 13:55 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:55 10 July 2017
Creating healthy meals for 20,000 pupils every day is no easy feat – but the borough’s school caterers have received an award for doing just that.
Barking and Dagenham Catering Services, which provides lunch for 60 schools, have received the gold ‘food for life served here’ award from the Soil Association.
The award encourages caterers to buy and serve food that promotes healthy eating and sustainable food sourcing.
To celebrate the award, youngsters at Roding Primary School enjoyed a golden celebration, featuring a gold-inspired menu and gold headgear.
Councillor Evelyn Carpenter, cabinet member for educational attainment and school improvement, said: “Seeing the lunch service in action at Roding Primary has been a lovely experience, and all of the pupils I spoke to told me how much they enjoy their school meals.
“Their enthusiasm, along with that of our catering team, is the driving force that will help us continue delivering award-winning school meals.”
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