Pupils challenged to be Food Explorers

New healthy, delicious meals on primary school menu

Taster session St Kevins and Bargeddie

Primary school pupils across North Lanarkshire are being encouraged to try delicious new recipes from around the world at school meals - and become Food Explorers!

Our new autumn/winter menu includes dishes with extra fresh fruit and vegetables and offers new taste bud experiences for young adventurers.

Pupils can collect stamps when they choose one of the new main dishes, and will be entered into a prize draw when they collect eight stamps. There's a skateboard and helmet as a prize for the main winner in each school - our Food Explorer Champion. There's also a prize pencil for each Food Explorer who has collected eight stamps.

"We're always looking for new ways to increase the fresh fruit and vegetables in our school menus, as well as offering different foods from around the world," said Anne Hanlon, Business Manager.

"For example, our homemade tomato sauce used for pasta and pizzas includes three extra vegetables and is blended so that children don't notice the difference. Our new muffin recipes contain one of five different fruit or vegetables, so taste delicious but are healthier."

Among the new dishes are savoury rice with tortilla triangles, vegetable crumble, lamb kofta with flatbread and tzatziki, and enchiladas with chopped cherry tomatoes.

Primary school meals cost £2 for two courses, which includes a drink plus soup or a sweet treat, with fruit or yoghurt offered as a daily option. All meals are now served with two portions of seasonal vegetables or salad, and the popular Fruity Tuesdays and Jelly and Fruit Fridays continue.

The Food Explorer promotion is sponsored by Brakes and runs from 22 October to 30 November

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