Lovely grub

AS pupils prepare to return to school, it has been announced that school dinners in Cambridgeshire contain more locally grown food than at any time in the past 20 years, says the East of England Development Agency. The agency says this is thanks to scheme

AS pupils prepare to return to school, it has been announced that school dinners in Cambridgeshire contain more locally grown food than at any time in the past 20 years, says the East of England Development Agency.

The agency says this is thanks to scheme to track down as much fresh and prepared produce from local suppliers as possible.

By autumn this year, 40 per cent of the menu for the 250 primary and secondary schools serviced by Cambridgeshire County Council's catering team will come from farms and food companies from the East of England and surrounding area. This is nearly twice the amount of the previous year (22 per cent) and up from 17 per cent in 2005.

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