QEGS have been recognised by Blackburn with Darwen Council for providing healthier food choices for pupils and students.

The Recipe 4 Health awards scheme, run in partnership with Lancashire County Council, is part of a public health drive for businesses to contribute to tackling ill-health and the burden of obesity on society.

Staff from QEGS Catering team, including Catering Manager Dale Sutton, attended an event at Blackburn Town Hall to celebrate the achievement with members of the council and fellow schools.

Mr Sutton, who has worked at QEGS for over 20 years, explained: “We work hard to deliver a varied and healthier menu for our pupils and students, offering different options every day that cater for all tastes. We think it is important for children to learn a balanced approached to food and ensure that we are up to date with current trends and legislation, every year.”

Councillor Maureen Bateson, executive member for children, young people and education, added: “I’m delighted to see all of our secondary schools sign up to this scheme. It’s especially important in schools as enabling access to healthy and nutritious food as part of the school day supports improved learning and achievement.”

The news has also been highlighted by the Lancashire Telegraph, here.