BURTON families will continue to receive value for money school meals thanks to a price freeze.
For the current school year, the cost of a meal will remain at £2.10 in primary, special and middle schools and £2.20 in high schools.
Entrust, the Staffordshire County Council and Capita joint venture, has managed to keep costs low by effectively managing food suppliers, and cutting down on food miles.
Ben Adams, cabinet member for learning and skills said: “This price freeze will help support families and mean they can continue to enjoy great value for money nutritious meals.
“By using local suppliers wherever possible, we can keep food miles down but still provide the high quality meals that parents expect. We are still conforming to nutritional standards, but the way in which we procure and provide our services means costs can remain low without compromising on quality.
“In addition to providing a high standard of meals for our young people we are ensuring we support local business.”