King’s Embrace the Wonderfully Wonky
Pupils are embracing the wonders of “wonky” fruit and veg this spring as part of our catering team’s commitment to preventing unnecessary food waste.
In a bid to reduce the volume of grade B fruit and vegetables being disposed of unnecessarily, Independents by Sodexo, who manage the catering operations at King’s Schools, have launched their own healthy eating initiative, Wasteful to Tasteful.
In line with this campaign, we receive a weekly delivery of “wonky” fruit and veg. These are packed into recycled banana boxes and contain a range of healthy, seasonal produce – ideal for our summer menu. From tasty soups to refreshing smoothies, the once imperfect fruit and veg is transformed into something delicious for all to enjoy.
Earlier this week, Pre-Prep pupils Oliver and Harriet Thomas paid a visit to the kitchens to learn more about our commitment to healthy eating, and to take a look at the produce which would otherwise have been rejected. There was even an opportunity to pose with our new “fruit friends”!
Commenting, Catering Manager at King’s Hall, Liz Colbourne said: “The pupils’ health and satisfaction is at the root (pardon the pun!) of everything we do, and thanks to Wasteful to Tasteful, we are able to continue providing nutritious meals while also making a real impact on the local environment.”
She added: “We thoroughly enjoyed educating our younger pupils on the importance of a healthy diet, and hope that in the coming weeks we can introduce more of our children to the “wonderfully wonky” foods that make up some of their favourite dishes.”
Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970