11 January 2012>
Caerphilly County Borough Council is one of the first authorities in Wales to meet the Welsh Government's Appetite for Life Standards.
All 79 Primary Schools within the Caerphilly county borough are now Appetite for Life compliant; this means that the meals served up on a daily basis contain the best possible ingredients and nutrients.
Cabinet Member, Cllr Rob Gough said, "Our priority during the school day is to offer our children the best possible lunch. Our 2 course nutritionally analysed meal fully complies with the Welsh Government Appetite for Life Guidelines. We strongly believe that your child deserves the best locally sourced produce and a friendly service and we offer all of this for just £1.80 per day."
He continued, "School provides an ideal opportunity for us as an authority, to convey positive messages about healthy eating and support our young residents throughout their school years in their journey to becoming healthy adults."
An example from the Primary School Menu is Beef Bolognaise & Garlic Bread or Cheese & Onion Slice served with a choice of; Coleslaw, Mixed Vegetables, Boiled Potatoes or Spaghetti. Followed by a choice of Chocolate Orange Cake (made with real oranges) with Custard or a Fruit Selection.
There are over 1,000 children across the area whose parents or guardians are entitled to and are not claiming the free school meals. If you are in receipt of certain benefits and have registered with the council then you could be missing out on saving up to £500 per year.
The council has introduced a quick and easy registration process. To apply or find out more, please call 01443 863093 alternatively visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
If you would like further information please contact 01443 863089 alternatively you can visit www.myschoollunch.co.uk
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