PKL launches practical solutions to meet school food plan

02 August 2013 by
PKL launches practical solutions to meet school food plan

PKL has launched a practical action programme to assist schools in meeting the recommendations of the School Food Plan.

The recently released School Food Plan outlines a number of recommendations to improve school food, such as increasing the take-up of school meals, ensuring that children stay on site at lunchtimes to buy their lunch and getting food education back on to the curriculum.

PKL's Action Programme for Schools provides practical advice on how caterers and school business managers can best meet the recommendations.

Lee Vines, sales and marketing director at PKL, explained: "PKL works closely with a number of organisations related to the provision and teaching of food in the education sector and we welcome the recommendations of the School Food Plan.

"In many cases schools do not have the kitchen facilities or equipment to be able to introduce changes, so our action programme gives practical advice and information for both school caterers and business managers on how these can be overcome."

The key areas covered include: implementing stay on site; pupils not interested in school meals on offer; no school kitchen on site; catering equipment in school kitchen not fit for purpose; unappealing dining environment; lack of food technology teaching kitchens; lack of funding and lack of cooking skills/confidence of school cooks.

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