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New School Dinners for Academy

A new food outlet opened last week at Stranraer Academy aimed at raising food standards in the school.

Café DG is a new modernised approach to school dinners with the emphasis on healthier alternatives to traditional choices like burgers and chips.

With its distinctive brand, the new service will help implement the Scottish Executive's "Hungry for Success" Secondary School lunch standard. Children have the option to takeaway or sit in, while listening to music from South West Sound FM.

One school dinner classic close to every pupil's heart — though not necessary good for it — is a plate of stodgy chips. But as part of the initiative the availability of chips will be reduced and replaced with healthier, yet tastier alternatives.

Allan Mawson, Catering and Development Officer at the council, said:

"At the moment we are in the process of reducing the amount of chips, and we will be having three chips free days — which will hopefully increase to five days a week.

"We want to introduce dishes from all over the world like pasta or noodles as an alternatives.

"And we want to source new produce by working closely with local suppliers to provide healthier options."

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