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Delicous Roast Dinner kicks off Food for Life journey

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:19

We’ve been celebrating National Roast Dinner Day at Thirsk Community Primary school. Members of North Yorkshire Education Services, the catering team and the council’s Food for Life Programme Manager joined pupils and staff for a delicious roast lunch.

Prepared by the school catering team, who are part of the NYES catering service, everyone enjoyed roast turkey, ham or pork served with locally sourced veg and all the trimmings including (of course) Yorkshire Pudding! Dessert was Autumn Apple Cake or Fruity Flapjack.

Thirsk Community Primary has signed up to Food for Life and will be working with 10 other primary schools during the second year of the project, from the East and North of the County to achieve an award.

North Yorkshire County Council is using money from its public health grant to fund the Food for Life programme for 20 schools in the County as a pilot two year programme. The Food for Life programme helps pupils learn about where their food comes from through growing food, cookery lessons, and farm visits. 

Food for Life is run through the Council’s Energy and Sustainability team, with support from the Catering team and Public Health.

For more information on the Food for Life programme, please contact Ruth Stacey (Food for Life Programme Manager) or ring 07792954112.  Find out more at