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Theme days get underway with a “Bang-er”

November 2nd, 2017

Orian’s annual programme of theme days and weeks for school meals has got off to a great start.

Not only have schools across the North of England – from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to Barrow and from County Durham to Carlisle – already enjoyed a Fruit and Vegetable Day where all things fruit and veg were celebrated, but this month they’re being invited to see the theme day go with a “bang”!

October’s theme week celebrates the humble sausage, always a staple favourite at any family dinner table. Schools who use Orian’s Lunch Shop primary school meal catering service are invited to take part in a monthly-theme day or week which sees meals created using that theme or ingredient.

The idea is to encourage young people to try something different, or perhaps even enjoy school meals for the first time. Orian freshly prepares and serves more than 13,000 school meals every day using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Menus are created specifically for schools to take account of their own needs and tastes.

Director Alistair Irvine said: “It’s great to see our first two theme events underway. Lunch is such an important part of the school day and we are keen to make sure children, and staff, enjoy it every day. Our theme days are a great way of introducing new ideas or tastes to children and encouraging school meal uptake.”