PARENTS and teachers can find out the allergens and nutritional value of their children’s school meals on a new website.
The new Solihull Catering Services site, which is part of Solihull Council, has downloadable menus, allergy information, current news, local suppliers, reviews and FAQs for all to see.
Catering for pupils in 70 primary schools across Solihull and surrounding areas, Solihull Catering Services provides two seasonal menus a year, running a three-week rotation with a daily choice of wo main courses, including a vegetarian option and a dessert, salad bar, fruit and home baked bread cost just £2.70.
Solihull Catering Services has been awarded the Food for Life Catering Mark by the Soil Association – an independent endorsement of food that is healthy, freshly prepared and sustainably sourced.
Headteacher at Streetsbrook Infant and Early Years Academy, Louise Minter, added: “School meals are such an important part of our school day.
“Providing pupils with a hot, nutritious and tasty meal at lunchtime fuels them for the rest of the day and helps them to thrive.
“It’s great to see the pupils excited and enjoy their lunch each day and we value the support provided by the catering team.”
Parents who would like their child to have a freshly prepared school meals from Solihull Catering Services can purchase a meal through their school.
Details of the schools that use the service are on the website.
Councillor Bob Sleigh, cabinet member for Resources, “Our catering team is passionate about providing fresh, seasonal and nutritious meals for pupils. Parents and schools can be reassured that children are getting the very best at lunchtime as our close working relationships with public health influence the decisions we make for school meals.”
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