Fife Council introduce healthy eating vans at schools
Fife Council have launched new fast food vans to help deliver healthy snacks for Fife’s secondary schools.
The Council’s facilities management service new “Smash It” food vans will sell healthy food and drink to pupils outwith the dining room.
It is hoped that the “Smash It” vans will encourage school pupils to choose a healthy option at lunch rather than fast food from local shops and takeaways.
The aim is to catch pupils who feel more comfortable outside or who are walking towards the nearest unhealthy food outlet and serve them healthy food.
The vans offer hot and cold finger food, soup, sandwiches and drinks which young people can enjoy on the go.
The move has been welcomed by Cllr Fay Sinclair, who said: ‘We are keen to do everything we can to help our young people make healthy choices. We know that many of them choose not to stay in school at lunchtime so we had to look at other ways to provide them with a healthy meal outwith the school environment. These vans seem to offer the solution.’
Service manager Keith Breasley added: ‘Not all pupils want to spend their lunchtime in school and by offering food to go in this manner we are ensuring those who want a break from the school environment can do so yet still take advantage of the nutritious food on offer from the school catering service.’