Tameside Primary school serves up sustainable fish
Mar 26, 2012
There's something fishy going on at Stalyhill Junior School, but it’s nothing suspicious.
MSC labelled fish on all primary school menus
The children at the Stalybridge school have been learning about the benefits of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable fish.
Kitchen staff at the school have been promoting the Tameside Council's move to provide MSC labelled fish on all its primary school catering menus by raising awareness of sustainable seafood and responsibly sourced fish.
Pupils 'design a dish'
To promote the message further, kitchen staff organised a ‘design a dish’ competition for the children which had to incorporate fish or seafood.
The winning recipe was a fish pie and the budding chef responsible will see her winning dish on the menu at school in a few weeks’ time.
Tameside Council's Executive Member for Learning and Achievement Cllr Ged Cooney said: "The council’s move to put all MSC approved fish on our primary catering menu shows our commitment to providing both healthy and responsibly sourced foods for our primary school children."
A great way to learn
"This has been a great way for our children to learn about where food comes and how we can all be more responsible when choosing which food to buy."
Ruth Westcott, Commercial Officer at the Marine Stewardship Council said: “This sustainable seafood celebration shows what local councils like Tameside and the Marine Stewardship Council can do together to help protect the oceans and promote sustainable fish - all through healthy school meals."