Penza Governor instructed to check the quality of school meals

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in fotovakschool dining room. Archival photoPenza Governor instructed to check the quality of school meals© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

The Governor of the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev charged to carefully check the quality of food in schools in the region, and the results of this monitoring to include the activities of heads of municipalities, said Tuesday’s press service.

«The quality of food in schools is necessary to analyze each month, attract social organizations, exit without warning to educational institutions, need objective information. Spend analysis for each district, each school, and the results of monitoring to include assessment of activity of heads of municipal formations» – quoted in the message words of the Belozertseva.

The head of the region instructed to carefully monitor the balance of the school intake and to introduce to municipalities guidelines for the calculation of the nutritional standards to school lunch was complete, but affordable. «We need a responsible approach to nutrition is the health of our children,» he said.

According to the press service, the total coverage of hot meals of pupils of municipal educational institutions of the Penza region is 96.6%, the share of local production in the supply of products to schools increased to 52.2%. The average cost of serving power in the region is 57.4 rubles.

«With the aim of reducing costs of parental resources there are additional measures of social support in the form of full or partial exemption from fees for certain categories of students. This service is getting over 17.6 thousand students from large, needy and incomplete families, children with disabilities, orphans and other», — stated in the message.