Warwickshire County Caterers have been awarded a
prestigious Soil Association Food for Life Silver Catering
Mark for their primary, nursery and special educational
needs school menus.
Already holders of a Bronze Award this recent accolade
recognises a significant increase in the amount of local,
organic, MSC, fair trade and free range produce on their
In order to win a Silver Award, a school must:
· Serve school meals on plates, not flight trays and have a
· Meals must meet the Silver Food for Life Catering Mark
Standards which shows they take care that school food is
healthy, ethical, and uses local and organic ingredients.
· Have a cooking club, enabling pupils to cook with, and
eat, the produce grown in the school growing area; and
· Parents and the wider community get involved in food
education via food-themed events.
The Soil Association’s inspector, Antonia Knott, commented,
“Warwickshire County caterers is a well-run organisation.
Good effort had been made to ensure that as much
information could be available at inspection as possible.
They have worked hard to ensure that the new menus meet the
Silver Standard. Well done!”
Cllr Heather Timms, Warwickshire County Council’s portfolio
holder for Children, Young People and Families, said: “We
are delighted to receive this prestigious endorsement that
we are delivering a high quality, sustainable, fresh food
service and that Warwickshire’s schoolchildren benefit from
some of the best nutrition on offer.”
Warwickshire County Caterers serve in the region of 3
million healthy, nutritious lunches at 175 infant, primary
and Special Educational Needs Schools and 20 nursery
schools across Warwickshire.
For more information about school meals, visit the website:
Contact us: Countycaterers@warwickshire.gov.uk
More information about the Food for Life Catering Mark can
be found at www.foodforlife.org.uk