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Every year we provide over 1.2 million meals in schools, which are made freshly each day with a variety of healthy menus which meet the nutritional guidelines for The Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland ) Act 2007.

We welcome and support the Scottish Government guidance Better Eating, Better Learning which provides a new context for school food which is aimed at encouraging the connections between what children eat and the impact on improving health, learning, the environment and the local economy.

Special diets and allergens information

We can cater for pupils who have special dietary requirements, please contact the catering supervisor.

All menus have been analysed for allergens, this information is available in the allergen information document.

Suppliers

Our food is sourced from 5 main suppliers who are on contract and provide best value to South Ayrshire Council. Each of these suppliers are based in Scotland and therefore support our economy.

Fresh bakery produce is provided from a local Ayrshire supplier and delivered on a daily basis.

All of our milk comes from Scottish farms, some of which is from farms located in South Ayrshire. Milk is available within nursery schools, primary and secondary schools.

Our Fruit and Vegetable supplier provide a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables from around Scotland and beyond. Where possible our supplier buys from local growers within the Ayrshire area and supplies this produce to schools.

The butcher meat that is used is 100% British with approximately 80% being Scottish and of that 15-20% being locally sourced from Ayrshire farms.

One of our suppliers uses a local Food Group in their supply chain that has manufacturing sites in Prestwick and Dumfries.

Customer satisfaction

The Pupil Catering Survey 2016-17 was completed by a total of 5220 children and young people (3626 children in P4-P7 and 1594 young people in S1 to S6). This represents 26% of all young people at secondary school (S1 – S6) and 79% of children in primary schools (P4 – P7) who completed a pupil survey. In secondary schools the overall satisfaction rate was 90% and in primary schools it was 96%.

Customer Satisfaction Report June 2016-17

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