Prue Leith pushing for better school meals

The Guardian Online has written a fabulous piece on Prue Leith joining the push for better school meals. Read the full article here

"The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has joined leading restaurateurs Thomasina Miers and Yotam Ottolenghi to help launch a charity that hopes to recruit top chefs to work in school kitchens. The aim is not just to improve the quality of food – which remains patchy despite chef Jamie Oliver’s best efforts – but to teach pupils some fast-disappearing cookery skills to help protect their future health. One in five children leaves primary school obese, with those in deprived areas three times as likely to be obese than their wealthier peers. The new charity, Chefs in Schools, hopes to recruit 100 professional restaurant-trained chefs for 100 state schools over the next five years. Leading restaurants such as Dishoom, Wahaca, Murano, the River Cafe and Moro will support the chefs’ retraining...."

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