School meals are approved

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PUPILS at special schools will start 2015 enjoying meals guaranteed to comply with new food standards.

Eleven schools in West Sussex are among the first in the country to have their menus approved by the Children’s Food Trust’s new menu checking service, which is being rolled out across the UK.

The new standards are based on food groups, rather than nutritional values, and provide caterers with a broader framework that will allow them to be more creative about the meals they prepare.

Those passing the test included Fordwater School and St Anthony’s School, both in Chichester.

Councillor Jeremy Hunt, in charge of schools, said: ‘It is important to us to ensure all meals in our schools are served to a high quality and it is great to see we are.’

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