Monday 19th September 2005
It's a case of strawberry fields forever when primary school pupils across the county tuck into delicious strawberries.
Wednesday 21st September has been declared Berry Day in Clackmannanshire's primary schools when fresh Scottish strawberries will be on offer as part of the school lunch.
You are invited to send a photographer to Fishcross Primary School at 12.30pm on 21st September to see youngsters enjoying Berry Day.
Berry Day is the first in a series of healthy eating events being promoted by the Council's new Hungry for Success Support Officer.
Nutritionist Ariane Hitthaller joined the Council over the summer and will be working with pupils, parents, teachers and catering staff to develop new recipes to make school meals even tastier and more nutritious and encourage healthy eating across the county.
Ariane said: "Children love strawberries Berry Day is a chance for pupils to enjoy a last taste of summer. Strawberries are so tasty, colourful, easy to eat and nutritious too. In fact six large strawberries contain more vitamin C than an orange."
Apple Day will take place on Friday 21st October when catering staff will be creating two apple-based recipes and serving apple juice and fresh British applesto give youngsters a taste of delicious local produce.
Berry Breakfast Days on 1 November and on 9 March will involve nine school breakfast clubs while Farmhouse Breakfast Day is on 24th January 2006 when porridge, honey, bacon and scrambled eggs will be on the menu.