Below is an extract taken from Caterlink website (April 2015)
“You could say that food fuels the brain. Eating a well balanced diet helps with physical fitness and general good health, both in body and mind. A well balanced diet means getting the right nutrients your body needs to be in tip top condition – protein helps with repair and growth, carbohydrates and healthy fats provide you with energy, water replaces lost fluids and fibre and the right vitamins support healthy body maintenance.
Healthy eating is at the very heart of our approach to food. We wholeheartedly encourage balanced eating patterns within our school and our policy of purchasing seasonal produce enables us to deliver exceptional value.
We have implemented our own Fresh Food Policy which sets out our expectations and minimum requirements to meet the daily nutritional needs of the students for whom we cater. We are proud to have gained professional recognition for the success of our Fresh Food Policy, receiving the prestigious ‘Healthy Eating Award’.
By getting into the habit of eating healthily, we can avoid the risk of serious health problems for the future.
We are proud of our food heritage which demonstrates our commitment to traceability of the meals we serve. Our meat meals are freshly prepared on site and made with Red Tractor/Farm Assured fresh meat whilst our suppliers are audited by an external body to ensure they comply with our and statutory obligations.
We are committed to using sourcing ingredients with assured provenance from local and regional suppliers in every kitchen we work in. We use produce with high standards of animal welfare – for example, RSPCA Freedom Food Free Range Eggs, Marine Stewardship Approved (MSC) fish and a fair trade bananas”.