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It’s Grow with Orian Week

March 28th, 2017

PRIMARY school pupils across the North of England are to have the chance to grow their own herbs thanks to an innovative theme week hosted by school meals catering provider Orian Solutions.

Orian prepares and serves more than 13,500 school meals a day in schools across the North. Each school the facilities management company provides a food service for is set to receive several packs of seeds as part of “Grow with Orian Week” which is being held from March 27th.

The theme week will see each school be given packs of seeds which children can grow their own herbs from. Once the herbs are ready, Orian hopes these will be used by young people and their families in their own meals.

Orian holds a different theme event each month. The aim is to encourage children to try new tastes, foods and cuisines as well as celebrate different cultures, themes or events.

Alistair Irvine, Director at Orian, said: “We work closely with our schools to provide a range of theme days which are interesting and exciting for the pupils. Where we can we like to highlight the benefits of healthy eating, fresh ingredients and products and new tastes.

“Grow With Orian Week will see our kitchen teams use a range of herbs and other flavours, as well as our usual wide variety of fresh ingredients including locally-sourced vegetables and fruit, to create meals which celebrate the very best of fresh produce.

“We wanted children to have the opportunity to learn about where vegetables and herbs come from, what they taste like and how they smell – providing seeds for them to grow from scratch helps them understand the growing process and see how it all fits together.”

Grow With Orian Week