Kazan Mayor instructed to provide access for parents to school canteens for food quality monitoring
Major renovation of school canteens had been completed
in Kazan. On September, 2, 36 renovated and 2 new school canteens opened its
doors to children.
Older canteens which needed repairs the most were renewed
in the first turn: new equipment was installed where necessary, furniture was
purchased, dishes and kitchen equipment was updated. New uniform was purchased
for the staff. Dining halls were transformed into cozy spaces where students
can enjoy their free time besides just having lunch. With renovation and
opening of two new schools number of "school restaurant” format canteens
in Kazan reached 65. This is more than 30% of the total number of schools in the
city. Extension of dining hall space and installation of compact modern
furniture helped to get 1550 new seats into renovated canteens and 950 seats into
new school canteens totaling to extra capacity of 2,5 thousand.
As of September, 1, total investments in modernization
of school catering system amounted to 250 million rubles, including 170 million
rubles coming from the funds of the city and 80 million from the Department of
Food and Social Catering funds.
“In the new
beautiful school restaurants children will definitely want to finish their
meals”, said the Mayor of Kazan, Ilsur Metshin. He also reminded that it was
important to think over the format for parents visits to the canteens. “We know
that according to the existing regulations parents are not always allowed in
schools, and even more so - to canteens. At the very least parent committee
members or some interested parents should get access upon request, check and
taste food”, - added the mayor and instructed the Department of Education to
work on this matter.