PRIMARY Schools across Thurrock have been recognised for providing healthy food options for students at a special award ceremony.
Chefs and cooks from across thirty primary schools were commended at the ceremony for delivering nutritious school meals as part of the TuckIN scheme.
The scheme, which launched in May 2018, is a county-wide initiative that invites organisations to pledge to reduce the amount of salt and sugar in the foods they make, and to use oils with less saturated fats. As part of the joining the initiative organisations also have access to free online nutritional training and visits from the TuckIN team to provide advice and support.
Cllr James Halden, Cabinet Member for Education and Health, said: ‘Fresh off the back of our catering services receiving the Gold Food for Life award, it’s great to see our services have be recognised for their involvement in the TuckIN initiative.
‘In just over a year we have thirty schools so far engaging with TuckIN who are making the school meals we provide as healthy and nutritious as possible. Thank you to the chefs and cooks of Thurrock Catering Services for helping our young people lead a healthy lifestyle throughout their education.’
For more information on the TuckIN Initiative please visit thurrock.gov.uk/tuckin