ALEXANDRA CP School has proved its school dinners are worthy of Jamie Oliver's seal of approval.
As part of the School Meals Service's new healthy menu members of the reception class made a lunch date with their parents so they could sample the new healthy food.
The new school menu is devised to cut down on the amount of salt, sugar and additives in the children's diet as well as reducing the amount of processed foods.
Staff at Alexandra have been working closely with the LEA to encourage children to enjoy their food and learn about the benefits of eating a healthy, balanced diet.
Teachers have already begun a scheme that provides children with special bottles so they are able to drink water throughout the school day.
The children enjoyed a home-cooked roast beef dinner prepared by cook in charge Paula Smith and her team. The school's new menu will be rotated over a three-week period and will include a healthy range of food such as jacket potatoes, salads, yoghurts and pasta.
The cook has also been visiting classrooms during the week to educate the children on healthy eating.
Headteacher Richard Lloyd said: 'What we want to get across to pupils is that what they put in their bodies will affect their health. This is not an attempt by us to dictate to parents their children's diets but an effort to work together to give all of our children the best chance to do well in school.
'We are not claiming to have the definite answers to healthy eating, but with enthusiasm and extra effort on everybody's part we can try to improve things for children.'