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School Meals launch online allergen and nutritional portal for Aberdeenshire's primary schools

By David Porter

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A new online resource has been launched by Aberdeenshire Council’s School Meals Service, which will help with making healthy meal choices displaying allergen and nutritional content of primary school meals.

The Our Shire Menus portal is linked to a nutritional analysis programme which ensures meals meet statutory nutritional standards, meaning they are nutritious as well as delicious.

It is particularly helpful for pupils with special dietary needs including allergies and Type-1 Diabetes.

The new site provides information on nutrition
The new site provides information on nutrition

Aberdeenshire Council’s catering service manager Liz Powell said: “This is a great digital resource for parents and carers to assist them with choosing school meals their children enjoy.

"The portal is yet another example of how we are using digital technology giving everyone flexibility as well as offering great customer service.”

Vincent Docherty, Aberdeenshire Council’s head of education, added: “Our School Meals Service is highly innovative by offering fantastic fresh ingredients often local to Aberdeenshire, delicious cooking to suit a range of dietary requirements and embracing technology to make it easy to choose favourite meals as well as checking if meals meet health and wellbeing needs.”

To use the portal please visit http://ourshiremenus.mysaffronportal.com/

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