Torbay Council will be hosting a ‘Cook Off’ competition on Friday 12 June to find a new healthy children’s menu for local businesses.

Following a public consultation and a survey to find the views of parents who eat out in Torbay with their children, Torbay Council’s Food Safety Team will be pitting eight healthy children’s menus against each other. The menus have been prepared by children aged between 6 and 16. The winning meal will be included on the menus of ten local businesses.

The event is being hosted by Coombe Pafford school in their purpose built state of the art ‘Yellow Frog Cafe’. A panel of judges will critique the dishes, ensuring that only the best will succeed.

Executive Lead for Community Safety, Councillor Robert Excell, said: “For parents, making sure their child is safe and healthy is their number one priority and healthy eating is a huge part of this. That is why this initiative has been started - to educate the public, engage children in healthy eating and provide healthy alternatives for families when they are eating out in Torbay.

"Well done to all the children who have taken part in this project and good luck to all the competitors."

To find out more about this scheme email or call 01803 208025.

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