The Catering and Facilities Management team cater for more than 300 education establishments across Glasgow, serving up almost 34,000 healthy, nutritionally balanced lunches each day.
Since its introduction, the Fuel Zone brand has transformed school catering, focusing on creating a bright, informal and encouraging atmosphere in which pupils can enjoy their lunch.
A new menu is designed each year following consultations with pupils, parents, teachers and the catering teams based in the schools. The Fuel Zone team ensures the new menu complies with the Schools Health Promotion and Nutrition (Scotland) Act 2007 and Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020.
Glasgow's school meals have won numerous prestigious awards including two EDUcatering awards for Marketing and Innovation and most recently, the Healthy Living Innovation Award at the 2022 Scottish School Food Awards.
Glasgow also achieved the bronze level Food for Life Served Here Award in 2021. This is a nationally recognised mark of food quality for school meals - accredited by Soil Association Scotland - which positively impact pupils, kitchen teams and the local economy.
In line with the Food for Life Served Here awarding criteria, all meals served in Glasgow schools have to meet the 13 standards associated with the bronze award which include - free from trans fats and additives, use free-range eggs, welfare accredited meat and utilise ingredients from sustainable and ethical sources. Additionally, at least 75% of dishes served in the Fuel Zone are freshly prepared using unprocessed ingredients.
All menus can be viewed under related documents.