Greens Question School Meal Contract

Green councillors have warned about a “race to the bottom” on school meal contracts.

The City Council is looking at out-sourcing school meals with penalties for providers if they do not increase take-up.  However, the Greens have argued that, in the short term, this could could lead to a “chips ‘n’ pizza” approach rather than investing properly in healthy, locally-sourced options.

Alison JohnstoneGreen councillor, Alison Johnstone said:

“We need to be absolutely clear how any provider would reach these targets.  We do not want a race to the bottom, in terms of quality and produce when providers should be extending healthy options and doing much more to source local food.”

See the story in the Edinburgh Evening News.