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Schools should buy British

Buying British food will benefit the economy as well as childrens health

Chefs of adventurous recipes should carefully consider where they are sourcing their food from, the Countryside Alliance has recommended.

The group recently made a freedom of information request that revealed Local Education Authorities are not prioritising food procurement on their agendas and encouraged schools to take action to address this issue.

It was suggested buying British produce would improve the health of school children in addition to their concentration and behaviour due to the higher standard of meals they would be eating.

Chief executive of the Countryside Alliance Foundation Alice Barnard noted this would also benefit local economies at a time when economic growth is particularly important.

"[We are] urging the government to extend their buying standards guidance to schools, to ensure parents, pupils, producers and taxpayers are getting the best possible deal from their Local Education Authority," she commented.

Nutritional therapist and co-author of The De-Stress Diet Charlotte Watts recently claimed healthier school meals will benefit children as proper sources of sustainable energy can discipline a growing brain.

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