Barnsley Council’s school meals service has won a prestigious award for its healthy food and fresh locally sourced ingredients.
The service has been given the bronze level Food for Life Catering Mark award by the Soil Association following in-depth inspection of menus and food origin.
It was found that at least 75 per cent of menus were freshly prepared at each kitchen and sourced from the region’s producers.
The service provides meals to 55 of Barnsley’s primary schools, children’s centres and nurseries.
The inspection also checked that meat was from farms which satisfied UK welfare standards and eggs were from cage-free hens, there were no GM ingredients and that menu choices were seasonal, providing for all dietary and cultural needs.