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Food Sense Wales gets organic vegetables into primary school meals

14 May 2024
Food Sense Wales is co-ordinating a project that aims to get more organically produced Welsh vegetables into primary school meals across the country.

Working alongside Castell Howell and Farming Connect Horticulture, the Welsh Veg in Schools project is helping to get more locally produced organic vegetables into school lunches.

Welsh Veg in Schools is about redesigning supply chains to make them fairer and more resilient. It also builds on the commitment from Welsh Government to ensure that every primary aged child in Wales is offered a free school meal and that the food used to produce that meal, where possible, comes from local suppliers.

In the Spring of 2024, Food Sense Wales has been awarded additional funding from Bridging The Gap  – a programme led by Sustain, Growing Communities and Alexandra Rose Charity – to further scale up the work and leverage an even wider network of expertise and support.   

Katie Palmer, who heads up Food Sense Wales, commented: “At its heart, Welsh Veg in Schools is about getting sustainably produced, local veg into schools to nourish children via their school meals – the more progress we make, the more benefit we can deliver to them.

“We aren’t producing enough vegetables in Wales and we need to be building our own supply base bringing benefit to local communities and reducing our reliance on imports through connecting local growers with local wholesalers and fostering relationships that help businesses flourish.”