time saved in the mornings not having to prepare lunch, plus there’s no worry about keeping the food fresh and hygienic until lunchtime.
children benefit from sitting down and eating together at a table and are encouraged to try new foods.
meals are balanced and healthy and there is variety from one day to the next.
At our school :-
we only use approved suppliers and manufacturers
we buy food locally wherever possible – fruit and veg/dairy – and use a local butcher
we only use sustainable seafood where possible
we only use free range eggs (subject to DEFRA guidelines)
we do not knowingly use food containing GM (Genetically modified) ingredients
we take care to limit the amount of salt used in cooking and bought-in foods
wherever possible we oven cook food to reduce the fat content in our dishes
we use our recipes with reduced sugar and fat and increased fibre wherever possible
we encourage eating ‘5 a day’ fruit and vegetables. The school meal can provide two of these essential healthy foods every school day
we comply with the School Food Standards for school lunches
we actively promote and encourage healthy eating and like to make eating meals and enjoyable and valuable experience
We cater for vegetarians, special needs including medical diets and religious needs
If you require any help or guidance on healthy and nutritious packed lunches for children who bring a lunch from home to eat in school (or on school trips) please visit www.healthylunch.org.uk/government for healthy choices and pack up ideas.