Seasonal Nutrient Swap for Menu Planners
The Food for Life Partnership calls on schools and caterers to adopt more seasonal menus and highlight inseason produce to pupils as part of their
food education. Changing menus with the seasons is vital if schools are to serve more in season, local produce, rather than simply securing year-round supplies of unknown provenance. And there is no better way to make healthy school meals exciting than using fruit and vegetables grown by the children at school, or from the local farm they have just visited.
This booklet offers a clear step-by-step guide to changing your menus with the seasons without significantly altering their nutrient content. It shows clearly how you can swap seasonal fruit, vegetables, meat and fish in and out of the menu with minimal impact on your compliance with the minimum nutrient standards for iron, folate, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, dietary fibre and protein.