SCHOOL meals in Warwickshire are set to include even more ingredients sourced in Britain.
The county’s school caterer, Educaterers, has partnered up with ‘Love British Food’ – a national organisation dedicated to encouraging people to seek out more British food when they are shopping or eating out.
Educaterers serve up over 120,000 meals a week in over 200 schools and colleges across Warwickshire, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicestershire and Oxfordshire.
Caroline Alexander, Educaterers spokesperson, said: “As long time advocates of using British food on our menus, we are delighted to partner with Love British Food as they work to champion farmers and food producers across the country who bring us delicious ingredients.
“Working alongside suppliers such as The UK Foodhall, this move aligns perfectly with our aim to ensure that school lunches are healthy, nutritious, delicious and where possible made with ingredients from local farmers and producers.”
Alexia Robinson, Founder of Love British Food added: “In the year that Love British Food has founded a new Schools Working Group championing best practice across the sector it is brilliant news that so many schools and colleges in the Midlands will be enjoying deliciously sourced British menus during British Food Fortnight thanks to our new partner, Educaterers. All schools are encouraged to take part this year and it is super that Educaterers is leading the way.”
British Food Fortnight runs from September 17 to October 2.
All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are automatically entitled to a free school meal. While children moving into Key Stage 2 may still be eligible.
Any child with a medically recognised allergy or intolerance can receive school meals specific to their diet.