This school year, two types of free meals for primary school students have been introduced in Kazan
This school year, the Department of Food and Social Nutrition of Kazan
provides hot balanced meals to 160 thousand schoolchildren of the city, which
is 9 thousand more compared to the previous year. All 1-4 grades students
receive free hot meals. Rima Mukhamedshina, Director General of the Department
of Food and Social Nutrition of Kazan, informed about this at the Business
Monday meeting at the Executive Committee.
“The increase in the number of schoolchildren by 9 thousand is a great
number, - Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of the city, drew attention. – There are
districts in the republic of Tatarstan in which the population is slightly more
than 10 thousand. And we have grown by 9 thousand schoolchildren. We are
increasing every year with a small difference in numbers for the past 10 years.
We have learned how to competently manage this work, predict, analyze and
prepare for the increase of students at the beginning of the school year.
Everyone needs not only to be provided with an educational program, but also to
As the Mayor noted, thanks to the construction of schools and the
reconstruction of canteens, the capacity has increased by 7,700 seats, 144
canteens are already operating in Kazan in the format of school restaurants. “And,
of course, the capacity of enterprises can be most accurately assessed in
crisis situations. In this regard, the department has proved its credibility
both during the period of international sports events, and during the
coronavirus pandemic, when we organized the delivery of meals to
schoolchildren, and, of course, recently, free meals have been organized not
only for children from families of the mobilized, but also for the mobilized residents
at assembly points,” the Mayor reminded.
Р.Мухамедшина, для школьников доступны 4 комплекса меню на выбор, стоимость
которых не увеличивалась с апреля 2021 года. Завтрак или полдник можно
приобрести за 30 рублей. На выбор предлагается 2 варианта комплексного обеда за
48 рублей. Менюсвободноговыборадоступнодляучащихсяза 73 рубля.
According to Rima Mukhametshina, 4 menu sets are available for
schoolchildren to choose from, the cost of which has not changed since April
2021. Breakfast or snack can be purchased for 30 rubles. There are 2 options
for a set lunch for 48 rubles. The menu of free choice is available for
students for 73 rubles.
Since the beginning of this school year, 2 types of free hot meals for
primary school students have been offered as an experiment, the director of the
Department of Food and Social Nutrition of Kazan reminded. Taking into account
the wishes of parents and schoolchildren, the second option was chosen –
instead of a meat dish, dairy is offered, for example, porridge or cheesecakes,
casserole or pancakes, as well as yogurt.
In addition, from 1 September, the pre-order system is being tested
using the Educational Card application, that allows to pre-order a set lunch.
At the moment, such a system is used at the lyceums No. 78, 159 and gymnasium
No.102. It is expected that after testing, the pre-order will be available at
all schools of Kazan.
During the first half of the current student year, the laboratory of the
Department of Food and Social Nutrition of Kazan have inspected schools 242
times for the quality and safety of meals. In total, specialists conducted more
than 101 thousand analyzes. According to the research results, 394 tons of
incoming raw materials and food products were rejected.
“The system of delivery and quality control of products for school
canteens has been established. Health of residents is our main priority. And if
we are talking about the health of children, then this is an even higher
responsibility, and we should approach this issue accordingly,”- Ilsur Metshin,
the Mayor of the city, drew attention.
In the first half of the student year, 7,825 records were left in the
Parental Control book– 97.5% of them are positive. As Rima Mukhametshina noted,
parents have left just a few comments in the book on the taste qualities (2.5%)
and the temperature of serving dishes (0.5%). 99% of the positive entries are
about the cleanliness of the canteen.
“It is important that parents interact with schools, especially with
teachers, - I. Metshin stressed. – All this makes it possible to keep the
quality of hot meals for schoolchildren at the same level, because children's
health is laid at school age. And it is our task, parents, schools and the
department, to form the culture of healthy nutrition, to form their healthy