Serving meals with the right nutritional balance boosts children’s development, behaviour and ability to learn. Our eats development chef creates two exciting menus per academic term, taking into account freshness, seasonality of ingredients, tastes and trends. Reducing sugar and fat is a priority, as is ensuring ingredients are ethically sourced from local suppliers with the highest standards. Increasing fruit and vegetable intake is another commitment, and we often use natural sweetness (eg from parsnips and beetroots) in our delicious desserts. We have been nationally recognised at the Cost Sector Catering Awards with shortlistings in the Innovation and Education categories for our ‘Pick & Mix’ offer, allowing children to create a bag or box suiting their individual tastes.