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Guidance from Derbyshire County Council regarding school meals including free school meals.

Derbyshire Catering service provide around 50,000 meals a day to nursery, infant, junior and secondary aged children, they are the largest education catering provider in Derbyshire.

The Catering service is very proud of their service and have achieved the Soil Association Food for Life Catering Mark Silver Accreditation in primary schools and the Bronze Catering Mark in all secondary schools.

The awards highlight the service use local, seasonal, and fresh ingredients which are free from trans fats, harmful additives and are not genetically modified and they only use UK Farm Assured meat which is better for animal welfare, sustainable sources of fish and free-range eggs.

All of their menus are created using the School Food Standards as set out by the government and adhere to strict nutritional guidelines, so you can be assured that the pupils at your school are receiving a high-quality meal.

The service run their menus on a 3-week cycle which changes every 6 months with new dishes and recipes being trialled by school catering teams and children before they are added to the new menu.

If you would like any further information regarding their Catering provision, please contact the Catering service:


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