A PRESTIGIOUS healthy eating award has been presented to a local primary school for its trailblazing approach to practical food education.
St Peter and St Paul Primary School, Burgh-le-Marsh received the Bronze Award at the Food For Life Partnership Lincolnshire Award Ceremony held at Woodlands Organic Farm near Boston.
Head teacher Sarah Smith said: “We are incredibly proud to receive the Bronze Food For Life Award - it recognises the efforts of First College (the school’s caterers), the midday team as well as children and staff in developing food education in our school.”
The Food For Life Partnership works with schools in an attempt to transform its food culture and that of its community by reconnecting children with growing, cooking, eating and appreciating climate-friendly and healthy food.
To achieve the award schools must serve seasonal school meals that are at least 75 per cent freshly prepared by a well-trained school cook.
Pupils and parents should also be involved in planning improvements to school menus and the dining experience via a school nutrition action group.
Every pupil l at a winning school receives the opportunity to visit a working farm during their time at school.
Funding for the healthy eating initiative comes from the Big Lottery Fund, led by the Soil Association, bringing together the practical expertise of the Focus on Food Campaign, Garden Organic and the Health Education Trust. These are a group of charities and programmes promoting gardening, healthy lifestyles, sustainable farming and cookery in schools.