National School Meals Week Silver Jubilee

Organised by the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA), National School Meals Week celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, promoting the benefits, nutritional values and importance of a ‘modern day’ school lunch.

As part of the celebrations we invited local celebrities to visit schools across the country and see for themselves the positive changes in school meals.

Rossmore School in Ellesmere Port were one of the schools to receive a visit from two star players of the Cheshire Phoenix basketball team, who joined the pupils on Wednesday 14th November for our popular roast dinner day. The stars often visit schools to deliver a healthy living initiative and had this to say about the visit:

‘’We deliver the Hoops4Health programme to primary schools across Cheshire. The programme involves a roadshow where the professional players deliver three stations. One of the three stations is healthy eating and the players talk about the five main food groups and why they are important in a healthy balanced diet. It was therefore great to see the choice of healthy options offered in school for dinner. The roast dinner we ate that day was excellent!’’

A healthy and nutritious school lunch is proven to increase concentration, attainment and energy levels in children – and professional athletes enjoy them too!