Winners serve up for school

PUPILS at Buckden Primary School are so keen on healthy eating that they held a competition to design a healthy menu – and the winners had their dishes cooked for everyone to eat for school lunch. For the main courses, Megan Patel came up with tacos with

PUPILS at Buckden Primary School are so keen on healthy eating that they held a competition to design a healthy menu - and the winners had their dishes cooked for everyone to eat for school lunch.

For the main courses, Megan Patel came up with tacos with spicy beef, salad and cheese and Jacob Brown suggested salmon fish cakes with crunch salad. For dessert, Joe Reynolds decided on nectarine and coconut crumble.

The meal was cooked by the school's catering manager, Michelle Bigg who said it was a great success with the youngsters.

Buckden Primary School has run its own catering service for four years. All meals are prepared on the premises, fresh fruit and vegetables are on the menu every day and there is no processed food. School lunches are eaten by 70 per cent of pupils.

Headteacher, Margaret Leverett said: "Good healthy food is the basis of children's learning and youngsters who eat well are happy and do better at school.

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