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Doune Primary School has been named as a finalist for the 2017 Better Eating, Better Learning award.

The competition encourages schools to demonstrate innovative ways to improve school food and food education.

A total of three primary schools and three secondary schools were chosen as finalists after outlining how their education and catering demonstrate the vision and goals of Better Eating, Better Learning.

The award was created in 2016 by Assist FM, an organisation overseeing school catering in Scotland.

The applications were based on set criteria to determine how each school uses food to encourage learning, support health/environmental goals, and provide affordable access to good nutrition.

Other criteria included provision of sustainable produce, ethical sourcing, and contribution to Scotland’s ambition as a Good Food Nation.

Councillor Susan McGill, education committee convener, said: “I am delighted that Doune Primary is one of three primary schools to make it to the finals after showing how education and catering can work together to bring positive change to school food and food education.

"This is a fantastic achievement and I look forward to hearing if they have been successful in August.”

All six of the schools have since been visited and a winner will be chosen from each of the two categories.

Last year, Stirling High School was named secondary prize winner of the awards for its school brand called “Fresco”, a new brand for the schools dining room made up of American, Italian and Mexican themed menus created by a group of third year pupils.

The winners will be invited to present their accomplishments in food education at the Assist FM National Conference at the end of August.