North Lancashire Primary Schools set to take part in the country’s largest-ever school dinner (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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North Lancashire Primary Schools set to take part in the country’s largest-ever school dinner
12:42pm Saturday 26th October 2013 in News
THOUSANDS of pupils and their guests will be tucking in to what might be the country's largest-ever school dinner on November 7.
As part of Lancashire County Council's celebration of National School Meals Week, up to 73,000 primary school children will be taking part, including Bolton-le-Sands CE Primary School and Over Kellet Wilson's Endowed Primary School.
Pupils will be sitting down to roast chicken and all the trimmings or pasta and salad, followed by a homemade raspberry bun or fruit and yogurt. And they are inviting their local county councilors along to see for themselves how delicious school lunches are.
Coun Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: "School lunches are great these days, healthy and tasty, and planned to comply with nutritional standards.
"I've got a busy schedule that week but I'll make sure I don't miss out on my school lunch.
"The week deserves to be a great success and I'm sure it will be. Our school meals and kitchen staff work so hard to produce nutritionally balanced meals that children will love.
"In particular, I hope that children who don't usually take school dinners will enjoy their lunch so much that they join the thousands who do. Increased uptake means more children are getting a great meal at lunchtime."
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