Local produce for lunch

Around three quarters of the food served in the county’s schools is now locally supplied.

The figures are a stark contrast to a recent report that showed just 60 out of 172, or 35 per cent, of local authorities knew the origin of their school food.

Nottinghamshire County councillor Andy Stewart, cabinet member for personnel and performance, said: “If you take the roast dinner we serve up in schools, the meat and seasonal vegetables all come from local suppliers. Even in a dessert like our icky sticky toffee pudding, both the milk and eggs are sourced locally.

“Locally bought products and ingredients make up between 70 and 80 percent of what you’d find on the plate of an average school dinner.”