School meals survey is food for thought
Two lucky youngsters scooped top prizes in an online survey – just for saying what they thought about school dinners!
Abigail Barr, St Joseph’s Academy and Eve Shirkie, Onthank Primary, were delighted when they heard they had each won £50 of Odeon cinema vouchers donated by Scomac Catering, in the Council’s school meals pupil/parent survey prize draw.
The Facilities Management service carried out its sixth survey on school catering in October/November 2012. To be eligible for the prize draw, both pupil and parent had to complete the survey. Winners were selected at random by Councillors Stephanie Primrose and Iain Linton, Spokespersons for Lifelong Learning.
Councillor Stephanie Primrose said: “Survey results continued to be encouraging, showing pupils had a very positive attitude towards school lunches, with an overall satisfaction level of 100% from pupils – so our catering service is obviously getting it right!”
Councillor Iain Linton said: “The results also indicated that our young people having school meals did try to eat healthily and were increasingly choosing to follow healthy lifestyles by adopting healthier food options and being more active.
“This is all very encouraging and the survey is a good way to find out such valuable information”.
Andrew Kennedy, Acting Head of Facilities Management, said: “Our school meals service has transformed the food we serve in schools and the survey helps make sure the children’s and parent’s views are taken into account.
“We continue to adapt to meet the challenges of health improvement, environmental sustainability and creating links with Curriculum for Excellence. We do recognise the financial situation, but hope the positive feedback shows we are continuing to provide delicious and nutritious lunches at affordable prices.”
For further information, contact Elaine Scott on 01563 576013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org