More fruit and wholegrain food on menu as part of school dinner healthy eating drive

Nutritional food

Nutritional food - Credit: Archant

More fruit and wholegrain foods are on school dinner menus for pupils across Cambridgeshire this year.

In line with the new School Food Standards, the portion size of fresh fruit has now been increased, and at least two desserts every week contain 50 per cent fruit.

More wholegrain foods, such as granary bread and wholemeal pasta have been included, contributing to children’s daily intake of fibre.

In addition, the variety of starchy foods (pasta, rice, potatoes, and noodles) has been increased to at least three different types per week.

The number of dishes containing pastry is now limited to the recommended maximum of two per week.

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