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County council holds the price of school meals for third year running
North Yorkshire County Council has held the price of school meals for the third year running to support families in this tough economic climate.
County Councillors have decided that the service will not increase the price of a school meal, which was last raised in 2010.
However, keeping the meal price the same has not been at the expense of the quality of food used. Fresh meat and poultry sourced from local and regional producers will continue to feature on menus this autumn, as will seasonal fruit and vegetables, including broccoli, kale, leeks and cabbage.
During September and October, children in North Yorkshire schools will be able to enjoy English apples and pears with all meals cooked fresh in school kitchens.
Cllr Arthur Barker, executive member for schools, said: "We understand the increasing pressure on the family purse at this time and I am delighted to be able to say that it is business as usual for school meals, with the price being held while maintaining the high quality of produce used. This is very much a tribute to all our hardworking catering staff who continue to ensure a quality but low-cost service."
Pictured: A child from Reeth primary school enjoys a healthy school lunch
3 July 2012