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Highland school meals price increase

17th March 2014

Pupils, parents and carers are being informed that the price of school meals will increase in Highland primary and secondary schools from Tuesday 22 April 2014 when pupils return from the Easter holidays and the new spring-summer menu starts.

The price of a primary school two course traditional lunch will increase to £1.95 and for secondary schools to £2.15.

The school meal service offers nutritionally balanced, well presented food in a safe environment that is well ordered and sensitive to the needs of pupils.

The Highland Council’s aim is to make sure that all families are given every opportunity to ensure that their children can eat nutritional and well balanced meals at school. A range of online payments and cashless catering systems are in place to ensure anonymity for pupils receiving free school meals and to improve queuing and service as well as making it easier to pay.

Quality ingredients are carefully sourced for Highland school meals including local supplies of beef, lamb, venison, salmon, free range eggs, and 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 and all Highland primary schools have been awarded the bronze Food for Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association.

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