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Organic food in schools

There's no reason why school meals should not include a proportion of organic food. Sourced locally and in season, it is competitively priced and shows that a school is making a commitment to sustainable farming. Organic food can also feature in school tuck shops or projects such as school farmers markets or food co-ops.

School meals

OCW is carrying out school meal projects around Wales as part of Better Organic Business Links. The aim of the projects is to bring local food (including organic food) to the school kitchen and connect children with farming and the food chain.

Read about two projects in Abergele and Cardiff.

Read about our school meals project in Flintshire 2013-2015

In Flintshire, school meals are accredited with the Soil Association Food for Life Catering Mark.Food for Life Catering Mark logo

Organic food is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government's school meal action plan, Appetite for Life.

Farmers markets

Farmers markets in schools were pioneered by the Mid Wales Food and Land Trust. The overall aim of school farmers markets is to 'reconnect children to food and farming' in a local setting.

See the Trust's report on School farmers markets in Flintshire

Food Coops

Some schools and colleges have organic fruit and vegetable coops: Read more.
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