School lunch menus in Bolton are set to include more exciting and tastier vegetarian and vegan options.
Bolton Council’s school meals catering managers have attended the Vegetarian Society Cookery School in Altrincham.
The one-day course was a bespoke vegan/vegetarian group workshop run by expert tutors and has given catering managers the knowledge and skills to create amazing vegetarian and vegan options.
The dishes will be tested by pupils at the start of the new school year.
Vegan and vegetarian foods are rich in the nutrients your body needs and a plant-based diet supports the immune system and helps reduce our risk of suffering from cancer and other diseases.
Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services Delivery, Cllr Nadim Muslim, said:
“These meals will be exciting and tasty additions to the school menus.
“Plant-based meals are becoming increasingly popular so we’re responding by giving more choice to parents and pupils, who are looking for an alternative, while keeping a full menu of meat options.
“Having a more balanced menu will enable children to have an increasingly healthy choice of food, while providing educational opportunities to learn more about sustainability, ethical farming, fair trade, protecting the environment and climate change”.