Health - Food court style scoops award

17th December 2010 at 00:00

Caterers at Scottish Borders Council have won an outstanding achievement award for persuading pupils to eat in school.

The catering team took an APSE Scottish Healthy Communities accolade for Outstanding Achievement in Catering, for its submission, "Take the kids out of the high street, not the high street out of the kids".

It explained the benefits of the "food court" style of meal service in high schools, which particularly emphasised the healthy foods on sale.

Andrew Drummond-Hunt, head of property and facilities, said: "The key objectives of the approach taken were communication with stakeholders including pupils, school staff and parents, and looking to change the perception of school meals.

"The catering service has been very keen to share its approach with other local authorities as part of good practice and to advise and facilitate change where it was needed."

APSE is the Association for Public Service Excellence, a not-for-profit local government body working with 300 UK councils.

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