East Ayrshire Council Pioneers School Meals Scheme

All schools and nurseries in East Ayrshire county council have joined a pioneering scheme to use more local, organic and unprocessed food for meals. The scheme, supported also by the Scottish Executive, costs an extra 10-15p for each of 8-9,000 lunches served on school days.

An independent report for the local authority, meanwhile, estimated that benefits such as lower food miles, extra employment and income for the local economy and reduced future health risks (especially cancers) were worth six times the project’s cost.

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