Good Food Awards for Warwickshire schools

Children receive their Good Food Awards.
Children receive their Good Food Awards.

Schools in south Warwickshire have been recognised for their commitment to serving healthy meals and providing pupils with the opportunity to cook, grow and visit farms.

The Dassett Primary School in Fenny Compton received both bronze and silver Good Food Awards - run by the Soil Association Food for Life national school programme - at a ceremony at Ryton Organic Gardens.

Other schools to receive bronze awards in the area include Kineton Primary, Priors Field Primary and Ferncumbe Primary.

The awards were jointly presented by Dr John Linnane, director of public health at Warwickshire Public Health, and Food for Life local programme manager Bret Willers.

Dr Linnane said: “Healthy eating is just one contributor to reducing the risk of disease in later life. The Food for Life programme is more than just the food on the plate – it has you cooking, growing food and understanding where food comes from. These aspects of the programme lead to far wider health outcomes than simply healthy eating – they extend into keeping you physically fit, having fun, socialising and improving positive wellbeing and relationships.”