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Folkestone Academy named SFT School of the Month

23 September 2009 by
Folkestone Academy named SFT School of the Month

The School Food Trust has awarded the Folkestone Academy in Kent £5,000 in its School of the Month competition in recognition of its promotion of healthy eating.

The Academy won the award for their efforts to encourage more pupils to eat a nutritious lunch everyday.

By listening to comments, adjusting the menus and forming a taste panel for new dishes before they were included on the menu, the Academy said it has changed student's perception of healthy food.

Mark Kent, executive chef at the Folkestone Academy said his team is delighted to have won the award: "One idea we have for the £5000 prize fund is to invest in induction plates to allow the introduction of theatre style cookery at lunchtimes where fresh dishes could be created to order.

"I believe that if we can excite students about food, we have won half the battle."

The School of the Month competition is a new initiative set up by the School Food Trust to recognise excellence and innovation in the area of school food. It allows all the schools that are signed up to the School Food Trust's Million Meals campaign the chance to win £5,000 every month.

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By Janie Stamford

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