Pupils try out taste of world foods
Youngsters from Bargeddie and St Kevin’s primaries helped to launch this term’s school meal menu – with an international flavour.
They took part in a special tasting session to sample the new“food explorer”range.
Primary pupils are being challenged to try dishes including savoury rice with tortilla triangles, lamb kofta with flatbread and tzatziki, and enchiladas with chopped cherry tomatoes.
They can collect stamps for choosing one of the new offerings from around the world, with those earning eight stamps being entered into a prize draw with a skateboard on offer to a winner at each North Lanarkshire school.
Business manager Anne Hanlon said:“We’re always looking for new ways to increase fruit and vegetables in our school menus, and offer foods from around the world.
“Our homemade tomato sauce for pasta and pizzas includes three extra vegetables; and our new muffin recipes contain one of five different fruit or vegetables.”
The“Food Explorer”project, sponsored by Brakes, runs until November 30.