Lancashire Hospitality Co-operation's new Healthy Home School Dinners

Date published: 15 January 2021

Providing a hot and healthy dinner for your children will now be easier than ever this lockdown, with the launch of Healthy Home School Dinners by the Lancashire Hospitality Co-operation.

With many facing a juggling act of work and home-schooling on top of parenting and making sure your kids eat healthily, the Lancashire Hospitality Co. has turned its attention to creating a menu of kid-friendly dishes to ease at least one of these burdens.

Local chef Tom McNeeney, Business Development Manager and a director of Lancashire Hospitality Co. said: “It appears that this isn’t a situation playing on just our minds, seemingly school meal replacements across the nation have been a growing concern, we like so many other people have been shocked to see the standard and quality of some of the meals and kits being dispatched to those who need it most.

“We are fully aware that we are throwing ourselves into a very public and very delicate arena, but this is a situation we know we can help many families with. We are hoping to work with primary schools in the town to provide these as an alternative to supermarket vouchers should the demand be great enough.”


Bobby, Oliver & Gracie Boothman tuck into the new Healthy Home School Dinners
Bobby, Oliver & Gracie Boothman tuck into the new Healthy Home School Dinners


Created in the kitchens of the Flying Horse Hotel – one of the Lancashire Hospitality Co.’s venues – by executive chef Chris Bowe, the menu contains familiar meals which have been transformed into fresh, delicious alternatives without compromising on quality or flavour.

Each meal can be reheated or frozen for later, has under 300 calories and contains lots of hidden vegetables, whilst reducing sugar and fat content. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available, but please inform staff of any dietary requirements or allergens when ordering.

Mr McNeeney continued: “We’ve packed each and every one of the dishes on our menu with cleverly hidden vegetables, worked sparingly with dairy and protein, using all of our enthusiasm and knowledge to make dishes that are inclusive and undeniably child-friendly.

“Each meal is packed full of hidden vegetables, which in dishes like hot dog mac and cheese, chip shop-style chicken curry, or lasagne, is no mean feat. What we are left with is a range of meals, specifically designed for primary school aged children, which are appealing to kids but with great nutritional value.”


Lancashire Hospitality Co-operation's new Healthy Home School Dinners


He added: “We are willing to work to provide these as free school meal alternatives, so everyone involved can guarantee that the money spent goes directly to ensuring children in need of a meal, receive just that. If this proves to be an initiative that works, it could be used a blueprint for communities to come together, supporting each other in a move that could save countless jobs and ensure the health of millions of children.”

An online ordering system has been set up to make the process as streamlined as possible, and you can collect meals on Monday mornings (order cutoffs are on Saturday night). A small fee will apply for delivery throughout the borough.

A one-week pack of five meals costs £15.

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