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Every London school will have a vegetable garden according to new plans drawn up by the London Mayor.

Later this week Boris Johnson will set out his vision to try and improve the diets of young children whose families can not afford to regularly buy fresh fruit and vegetables. It comes as a poll revealed that one in three children in London struggles to concentrate at school because they're hungry.


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List of schools affected by Halal meat contamination

Test results show pork was present in a sample of halal chicken sausages which may have been supplied to 19 schools and nurseries. A further sample of non-halal lean mince beef shows that pork and lamb was present, potentially affecting 17 schools and nurseries

Schools serving halal chicken sausages:

  • All Souls
  • Beachcroft
  • Churchill Gardens
  • College Park
  • Edward Wilson
  • Essendine
  • Gateway
  • George Eliot
  • Hallfield
  • Millbank Academy
  • Paddington Green
  • Queen's Park
  • St Augustine's CE
  • St Barnbas CE
  • St Peters CE
  • Wilberforce
  • Mary Paterson Nursery
  • Portman Childhood Centre

Schools serving halal chicken sausages and non halal lean mince beef:

  • St. Mary’s Bryanston Square

Schools serving non halal lean mince beef:

  • Barrow Hill
  • Burdett Coutts
  • Hampden Gurney
  • Our Lady of Dolours
  • QE II
  • St Clement Danes
  • St Edwards
  • St Gabriel’s
  • St George’s
  • St James & St Michael’s school
  • St James & St Michael’s nursery
  • St Joseph’s
  • St Mary Magdalene
  • St Matthews
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • Westminster Cathedral
  • Tachbrook Nursery
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Halal sausages were available at 15 primary schools

The Halal chicken sausages found to contained Pork DNA were a menu choice in:

  • 15 primary schools
  • Two nurseries
  • One special school
  • One pupil referral unit

The lean minced beef found to have traces of lamb and pork was used in 18 schools.

The authority has launched its own investigation to establish how the contamination arose.


Can you help to cut food waste?

The search is on for an army of volunteers to help cut food waste and save Londoners money.

Every year 540 thousand tonnes of food is thrown out across the capital's boroughs, costing residents an average of £50 a month.

The campaign group Love Food Hate Waste is looking for people who are willing to show Londoners where they're going wrong. **


On London Tonight at 5.30pm food waste champion David Etheridge will be giving top tips and explaining how you can get involved.

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