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Opting for health [electronic resource].

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Subject: School board members > Great Britain.
School children > Food > Great Britain.
Students > Health and hygiene.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (14 min.).
  • Publisher: [London] : Teachers TV/UK Department of Education, 2005.

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General Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 5, 2012).
Summary: Southdown Infants school near Bath started their own catering business in order to ensure healthy and nutritional dinners for their pupils. Inspired by the Headteacher's belief that additive and fat saturated meals were responsible for poor behaviour patterns, the governors decided to opt out from their LEA catering provider. Three years on the children's concentration and behaviour levels have improved, they are the proud winners of the Soil Association Award for Best School Dinner 2004 and their business is becoming profitable as other schools are keen to buy in food prepared from their kitchens. This programme explores the risks of opting out from the LEA provider, how governors have taken responsibility for recruitment and health and safety and how they perceive the future of school catering. It shows the active role that the governors take in raising schools standards and the practical way they support the vision of the Headteacher and make an idea a reality.
Additional Physical Form available Note: Previously released as DVD.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (VAST: Academic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
Language Note: This edition in English.

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