A letter from a parent
Our son had always been reluctant to have school dinners so for the last 2 years had packed lunch, since the introduction of the free school meals for all, with the support of school staff, he has given it a try and now really enjoys his school lunch. It has saved us money and I know he is getting a nutritionally balanced meal and not getting away with not eating enough.
It has also helped greatly with the variety of foods he is eating, he has eaten rice for the first time in 7 years! egg noodles, carrots, jacket potatoes and much more. I am particularly delighted that he now eats fish, and cod is now one of his favourite meals.
I know it has been a huge challenge for all the catering staff but I feel they should be congratulated on the delicious meals being served. I think the chef would be delighted to hear that our son thinks her Apple crumble and custard is better than his Nan’s! and her marble cake with chocolate sauce and Trenance biscuits can’t be beaten!
We are very grateful for the positive change it has had on his eating habits, Thank you.