Blog: Forming young palates

Catherine Sleep | 13 March 2007

We hear a lot about the general awfulness of school dinners, and when more positive news does emerge, it usually focuses on a certain celebrity chef who uses words like ‘pukka’ and ‘wicked’. But behind Jamie Oliver is a small army of experienced dinner ladies such as Jeanette Orrey, who have been working to improve school meals for years.

Another such shining light is Blodwen Hinton, chef at Oldbury College of Sport, who brings into school lobster that she catches from her family’s boat off the Isle of Anglesey, supplemented by produce bought from the island. I mean, lobster! I was at least 25 before I sampled my first lobster, and I’m sure I’m not unusual in that.

Such stories are symptomatic of a real shift in attitudes – increasingly our kids are having the chance to sample nutritious, fresh and above all exciting fare within the school setting. Of course, you can’t make them eat it, but it’s a giant step forward.

What's next? Venison!


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