Lochgilphead Joint Campus embraces 'Veganuary'

Published Date: 

22 Jan 2020 - 10:30

Catering staff at Lochgilphead Joint Campus have got behind ‘Veganuary’ by providing pupils with a delicious vegan option every day at lunchtime.

From vegetable fajitas and sweet potato curry, to bulgar wheat salad and pesto and chickpeaflat bread, pupils have fully embraced the delicious new food options available, with vegan options selling out quickly.

Head Teacher Ann Devine said: “I would like to commend the catering team for their tremendous efforts to promote sustainability and healthy eating in the school. 

“This is an excellent example of our catering team fully supporting the work of the campus and its values. The effort and attention to detail they have gone to is amazing – even down to providing coleslaw made from vegan mayonnaise. We are hugely fortunate to have a team like this in Lochgilphead Joint Campus.”

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, agreed: “Young people need to be given choices in all aspects of life and food is no exception. Veganism has grown in popularity over the last few years, so it is wonderful to hear that the catering staff at Lochgilphead Joint Campus are giving pupils the opportunity to explore it.

“Having been invited to have lunch at the school only a few months ago, I can wholeheartedly say that the food was fantastic and I look forward to hearing what new ideas the team comes up with next. Well done to everyone involved.”