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Healthy food the recipe for better learning, says school

Roydon, Norfolk. Roydon Primary School which is due to take over the running of it's kitchen on 1st April, pictured is Debra Owen, Sarah Bradford (headteacher) and Sonia Elvin ANL-140324-132513001

Roydon, Norfolk. Roydon Primary School which is due to take over the running of it's kitchen on 1st April, pictured is Debra Owen, Sarah Bradford (headteacher) and Sonia Elvin ANL-140324-132513001

It’s a case of food for thought at a south Norfolk primary school as it prepares to take over its own food contract.

Roydon Primary School, in Manor Road, is set to launch their own menu on Tuesday, after their contract with Norse expired.

Headteacher Sarah Bradford says since her arrival at the school two-and-a-half years ago it was always the intention not to renew the current contract. She added that the school has recognised the link between a healthy diet and improved levels of learning.

“Our food will be sourced as locally as we can manage, from within Roydon itself and from local towns and villages,” she said. “Our aim is to provide the best quality food while still charging a very reasonable price. Feedback from parents who have seen the new menus has been very positive, and we look forward to providing good quality meals for more children.

“Sonia Elvin and Debra Owen have been working in our kitchen for a total of 35 years between, them, and are very experienced in knowing how a nutritionally balanced menu can be planned to appeal to children”.

The school is a holding a competition for pupil’s to design the very first lunch the kitchen serves on Tuesday.

 

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