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Zac Goldsmith backs Richmond Park Academy's food programme
Zac Goldsmith visited Richmond Park Academy (RPA) on February 26 and learned about the food in its school restaurant.
The Richmond Park and North Kingston MP is currently working to highlight the importance of making school food better and has written to and met the Secretary of State to underline the importance of having choice and knowledge when it comes to food.
He visited RPA with Stephanie Wood, who set up and runs School Food Matters, to discuss menus, talk to the restaurant manager, Sarah Hoitt, and meet students.
The restaurant at RPA has a five star environmental health officer rating, which was awarded last summer, and is running a campaign within the school for a better awareness of the importance of choosing healthy food.
Senior vice-principal Tracey O’Brien said: “We had several students who greeted Zac and shared thoughts with him.
“Four students are doing food tech and discussed their latest projects.
“Zac was very impressed with the students and had several photo shots with the young people and a fabulous display of some of the healthy food that RPA offers to students and staff.”