With our new menu this autumn we are saying goodbye to Hotpot and introducing the Healthy Heroes and their sidekick Freddie. You may already know the Heroes as they are used in schools who are signed up to the Lancashire Healthy Schools Programme.

Healthy Heroes has been designed to help primary age children and their families make healthier food and activity choices. Choosing a school lunch is one of those choices

There's so much to choose from on our new winter menu, including new children's favourites. All our lunches are served with seasonal vegetables or as much as your child wants from the salad bars, plus pudding, yoghurt or fresh fruit.

All our menus are planned to meet new tough standards for food in schools and are checked using a recognised programme to analyse nutrition. We also work with Lancashire Healthy Schools and support the Change 4 Life campaign. The result is a menu your child will enjoy and that will prepare them for learning in the afternoon.

Lancashire County Council's Healthy Heroes and Mike McGreal's Healthy Heroes are independent initiatives. It is acknowledged that both parties offer differing but complimentary services and that both are happy to co-exist when providing support and health and fitness services to schools. Both projects offer excellent opportunities for schools and their pupils.