School meals in the spotlight

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SCHOOL meals in Scotland have been in the spotlight and now ASSIST has launched www.scottishschoolmeals.co.uk.

The website offers an interactive experience that will try to get pupils and parents involved by asking them to create content and to use the site for both fun and education.

There will be detailed school meals planners and monthly promotions for councils across Scotland and content on Facebook and Youtube as well as sections on nutrition, food waste, positive health messages and information.

The menus will include full recipe and nutritional information for all main meals.

ASSIST will also tie in with the Scottish Government and other food promotional agencies such as The Soil Association, The Scottish Food and Drink Federation, Zero Waste Scotland and Ecoschools.

Bill Kennedy, the National Chair of ASSIST said: “we are really excited about this website. Scotland has led the way in the UK when it comes to producing healthy balanced school meals. The food and drink industry is one of Scotland’s biggest employers, and it’s a great industry to work in. With these initiatives we hope that we can help develop our young people’s tastes and interest in food for the foreseeable future.”