In your school
The MSC want to help and encourage schools to source sustainable fish for their canteens. An important part of the Fish & Kids project is to get healthy, MSC-labelled seafood options on more school dinner menus. Already, over 3,500 primary schools in England and Wales use the MSC logo to highlight sustainable choices.
If you’d like to see sustainable fish on the menu in your school, then contact your school meals provider. There are lots of child-friendly products available, including fish fingers, salmon nuggets and simple fillets. You can use this sample letter as a starting point.
Choose fish with the tick!
The MSC eco-label identifies fish that has come from well-managed and sustainable fisheries. If your school is serving MSC-labelled fish then you will see the blue and white fish-tick logo displayed on your school menu.
Using the eco-label helps to educate children about the origin of the food they eat, and lets parents know that the fish their children are eating has come from a sustainable fishery, which is regularly assessed by independent scientists.
A whole-school approach
As well as helping you to get sustainable seafood served in your school canteen, Fish & Kids is a great way to teach children about marine ecosystems and the fascinating creatures that live in the sea.
The curriculum-linked activity sheets can also be used to supplement whole-school display projects on a variety of topics, such as ocean life, saving the environment and healthy eating.
Visit the classroom resource centre to download free activity sheets, assembly ideas and pictures of Murdock the cat for class displays and colouring in.