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School meals

School meals in Scotland have undergone a transformation over the past few years due to the 'Hungry for Success' initiative which introduced nutritional guidelines for school lunches.

With 'Hungry for Success', nutrient standards for school lunches are calculated to ensure that the school lunch provides a third of the daily nutritional requirements of primary and secondary school pupils. The nutrient standards represent the amount of energy (calories) and nutrients required to be provided by an average day's school lunch.

School meals in Fife are planned to provide choices which are tasty and nutritious and offer a balanced diet over the week.

Primary school lunch consists of a choice of main course with bread and salad available, either soup or dessert plus fruit juice.

Secondary schools offer a cafeteria style service with a wide choice of food available every day.

Tuck shops in schools offer healthy alternatives to sugary and salty sweets and drinks.  Items on offer include fruit (both fresh and dried), seeds, biscuits and healthy tray bakes. Smoothies, yoghurts and other fruit/dairy products are also being trialled.
 

Special diets can be catered for, including help with food allergies.


Think Green. Most schools are looking at Environmental Issues and as school meal providers we are keen to play our part.

We have already looked at some packaging issues and have stopped using individually packed desserts, spreads, and more. We have also, where practical, introduced concentrated fruit juice to save on delivery and packaging.

What do you think?

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about food in schools please get in touch with us.


Linda Gibb, Promotions and Support Co-ordinator 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 59 69 Fax: 01592 583443 Contact Linda Gibb online
By Post: Fife Council Bankhead Central Bankhead Park Glenrothes Fife KY7 6GH

Jackie Thomson, Promotions and Support Co-ordinator 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 00 65 Contact Jackie Thomson online
By Post: Fife Council Bankhead Central Bankhead Park Glenrothes Fife KY7 6GH

Catering, Cleaning and Facilities Management Service
Tel: 01592 583329 Fax: 01592 583443 Contact Catering, Cleaning and Facilities Management Service online
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