The school meal service offers nutritionally balanced, well presented food in an environment that is safe, well ordered and sensitive to the needs of pupils in order that they may enjoy the lunchtime social experience. Quality ingredients are carefully sourced and include local supplies of beef, lamb, venison, salmon, free range eggs, as well as local organic carrots. Seasonal local fresh fruit and vegetables are supplied as much as possible. All food and drinks served meet the requirements of the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007.
Food for Life Scotland is one of Soil Association Scotland’s key programmes of work, supported by the Scottish Government. The project aims to transform food culture in communities throughout Scotland through supporting the production and enjoyment of good food that is healthy, sustainable and accessible to all. To find out more about Food For Life Scotland please click here to visit the Soil Association website.
All Highland Council Primary Schools have been awarded the bronze Food For Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association for offering delicious, healthy and climate-friendly menus and meeting specific criteria that includes:
* over 75% of dishes on the menu are freshly prepared
* free range eggs
* farm assured meat
* seasonal menus
* support for all cooks to attend nutrition training
* no undesirable E numbers or hydrogenated fats
* no GM products
Gold Egg Award. In 2011, Compassion in World Farming awarded Highland Council Catering Service the Good Egg Award which recognises organisations who only use cage-free eggs or egg products.