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Food in School

March 11, 2020 11:38 , by Alex Well - | No one following this article yet.

1. Who makes the school menu and how?
All menus of children's educational institutions are made according to the SanPiN standards (the last ones were adopted in 2013). Sanitary rules clearly state the number of permitted products, the conditions for their storage, preparation, and more. Yes, parents regularly criticize these norms, and now there are even projects that take into account new views on the SanPiN, but the work on revision is still at the initial stage or pay for my essay.

The school menu itself is developed by the supplier together with the City expert Advisory Council of the parent community.


2. How is school meals organized in General?
In each administrative district of Moscow, there are complex companies that provide food and ready meals to kindergartens, schools and colleges on its territory.

All gardens are supplied with only raw materials-vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, and so on. Schools are divided into two groups: those that have a full kitchen block, and those that work at the buffet-distribution stage. In recent years, the company supplies ready-made meals produced at the plant.

Representatives of the company themselves select suppliers of products that pass the established legal verification. They go to the suppliers ' companies, checking the production conditions and the quality of the product.

Not everyone can become a supplier — there is a competitive program for them, tenders, and so on

The quality of raw materials is also controlled by Mosgik (The state Inspectorate of the city of Moscow for the quality of agricultural products, raw materials and food). For example, after delivery of a batch of milk to the plant's warehouse, Mosgik specialists arrive, take samples, and conduct laboratory tests. Only when the plant receives all the tests, the products can be used for cooking.

3. If the kindergarten or school in General is poorly fed, what can parents do?
There are many options. The most obvious and simple ones are complaints to the school's management, the governing Council, and higher organizations — Rospotrebnadzor, the Department of education, the Same city expert Advisory Council of the Moscow parent community, and so on.

Parents can ask the school management to organize a visit to the food factory that serves their school, that is, to discuss the problem directly with the performer. Now 90% of schools resolve problem situations in this way.

Plus parents can always log to the Commission on the nutrition of their school. It differs from the Expert Advisory Council in that it works on the ground, under the governing boards of schools. Any parent can join it. in this case, they must have a medical book in order to pass freely to the kitchen, be present at the educational institution and control everything that happens in the food Department, identify shortcomings.


4. What is this advice on how to get there?
These are the parents of Moscow, representatives of each complex. If you go to the section "Public organizations" on the school's website, you will see "Expert Advisory Council"there. Any parent can join it and make suggestions and comments - both for food organizers and cooks.

Among other things, members of the Council monitor the "reach" — it allows you to understand what children do not like from the menu, which dishes are boring. After processing this information, you can suggest something to replace or improve. For example, sea Kale and many other products were removed from the menu (all these products were replaced). You can and should criticize the menu.

5. Why is there so much sugar in school food, even in soups? And salt is not enough.
Watch SanPiN. By and large, the standards for children's menus in schools and kindergartens are close to the diet table number 15. The peculiarity of kindergartens is their own cooking, in preschool institutions there is no buffet system. But at the same time, cooks in public gardens and schools do not have the right to go beyond the SanPiN, so there can be no Amateur activity and overstatement or understatement of standards for sugar, salt and other ingredients.


6. Why do children, even kindergarten children, get herring?
Herring is a fish in which omega-Z makes up the bulk of fatty acids, it is also a source of selenium and an important complex source of trace elements necessary for the child's body. And, by the way, not all children and parents are such opponents of herring. This can be determined by both parent requests and waste measurements.

7. And palm oil and shortenings? Do you use this?
No, never. The food that children receive is, in fact, dietary. It is prepared in a sparing mode — var, par, baking, stewing and propuskanii, nothing else. For roasting products, SanPiN recommends using baking sheets that do not need to be greased with oil.

8. The milk you have restored?
No, we get ultra-pasteurized milk from suppliers, which passes the mandatory Mosgik inspection, which was already mentioned above.

9. Why don't children get knives at school? How do I put butter on bread?
Knives are not prohibited by SanPiN, but rather this is an organizational flaw that we have already noticed. We are now advocating to include knives in the serving of food for school children.


10. Where do expired products go, how often are they thrown out? Can children be given" yesterday's " lunch?
No, that's out of the question. Expired products are disposed of. For this purpose, there are numerous commissions, and the most important one is the brakerage Commission. If the Commission does not approve the product, it does not get on the table for children.

11. Is it possible to choose food at school?
You can choose the menu online on the website mos.ru. you can Order both sets of dishes and set meals. There is a paid menu, in which there are different variations — full lunch, lunch without the first, without salad. You can even order a hot drink for your child separately.

12. Can an ordinary parent, not a member of the Board or Commission, try something in the school cafeteria any day?
If we are talking about paid food-Yes. Preferential meals are ordered for actual attendance, so if a parent wants to try something from such food at school or in kindergarten, they have the full right to do so — you just need to order paid meals in advance, after discussing with the administration.

13. And who is entitled to free meals?
In Moscow, from 1st to 4th grade, absolutely everyone has the right to a full hot Breakfast, and from 1st to 11th grade, two free meals a day are available to socially unprotected groups of citizens (children from large families, with disabilities, and so on). All College students in Moscow get a full hot lunch for free, at the expense of the city.


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