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Bean Lasagne added to new winter menu in schools
A BEAN lasagne is just one of the delicious new dishes to be added to the Carmarthenshire primary schools winter menu.
The dish, introduced following a successful tasting session, will be served as part of a three-week rolling menu which is packed full of healthy and nutritious two-course meals.
Amongst the new desserts on offer is a homemade marble sponge with chocolate custard, and good old-fashioned homemade jam roly-poly.
Children will get their first taste of the menu when they return to school following half term.
Staying on the menu for the new term are several favourites, including gammon with parsley sauce, Alaskan salmon bake, chicken korma and homemade cawl.
Carmarthenshire Catering Services also caters for vegetarian pupils and those with special dietary requirements.
Catering Services Manager Sandra Weigel said: “We serve around 19,000 school lunches every day, and with the three-week rolling menu we manage to make each mealtime appealing to children with a variety of dishes that are tasteful and nutritious.
“The menu is designed to comply with Appetite for Life guidelines, and has been developed using an innovative system to measure the nutritional quality of each meal.
“Providing a child with a school meal ensures that they are enjoying a balanced diet, with low levels of fat and salt. This not only helps to maintain their health, but is also proven to help improve their concentration in the classroom.”
Cllr Gwynne Wooldridge, Executive Board Member for Education and Children, added: “School meals in Carmarthenshire really are second to none, and a great value when compared to the cost of an average packed lunch. Providing children with a school meal also helps parents to ensure they are having a healthy and varied diet.
“Once again, our catering team has excelled itself by coming up with new dishes that are sure to be a hit with pupils.”
Primary school meals cost £2.00 a day, with many families eligible to have them for free. For further information call 01267 246525 or 246521.