Lunches & Healthy Eating
We offer a home cooked healthy lunch each day from EATS Catering’s exciting menu which offers an alternative HOT main course daily and a Packed Lunch COLD menu. Please note the NEW COLD Packed Lunch menu replaces the previous pick & mix option.
Lunches are served in the dinner hall. Please note we will notify you of any minor changes to the menu via SIMS in-touch.
NEW COLD Packed Lunch Menu commences Thursday 2nd September 2021 – April 2022.
NEW 2-week HOT Lunch Menu commences Monday 6th September 2021 – April 2022.
Please note that we have made some amendments to the EATS lunch menu where there is currently a third hot option available.
For consistency, we are REMOVING the following menu items from the Week 1 & Week 2 Menu:-
Thursday – WEEK 1 Vegetable Curry with Rice & Naan (no longer available)
Friday – WEEK 1 Salmon Fishcake (no longer available)
Thursday - WEEK 2 Ham & Tomato Pizza (no longer available)
Friday – WEEK 2 Fish Fingers (no longer available)
Please click the following link if you would like to view the EATS website for dietary information and other information: www.eats-catering.co.uk
Please provide items that your child can open independently and avoid foods that are hard to manage. It is helpful if you make a snip in the wrapper of tightly packaged items.
We encourage healthy eating and have set a few guidelines for the content of packed lunches. These have been established for the benefit of all children and follow government advice:
- Some children at school have nut allergies so we ask that no nuts or products containing nuts (e.g. peanut butter, nut bars) are included. This also includes chocolate spread which often contains a nut product.
- Sweets, including chocolate, should not be sent in as part of a packed lunch. (A single chocolate covered biscuit bar is fine).
- Still drinks only please – no fizzy drinks
- No glass containers or hot drinks
If you feel you may be entitled to free school meals, please go to the Suffolk County Council School Meals website.
To apply, click on the link ‘on line application’ – complete the sections and press submit from the same website.
All children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have access to free fruit or vegetable snacks each playtime as part of a national scheme. These are delivered to the school and children have access to a wide variety of fruit and vegetable snacks including carrots, tomatoes, apples, pears, raisins etc. Parents are welcome to send in their own fruit or vegetable snack if this is preferred. Any snacks left from the younger pupil’s allocation are available to the older children in the school, but these are not guaranteed each day.
All children in Years 3 to 6 are encouraged to bring in their own healthy snack of fruit or vegetables for playtimes. Please ensure that your child's snack is nut free due to allergies. No sweets or chocolate bars.
National guidance suggest the following healthy snacks:
Fresh fruit - Vegetable sticks - Dried fruit Rice cakes (low salt version) - Crispbread Crackers - Diced cheese - Breadsticks - Seeds e.g sunflower, pumpkin - Malt loaf - Fruit bun - Bread - Flapjack -Fruit/cereal bars (please avoid ones with chocolate on!)
Drinking Water - All children are encouraged to bring in their own water bottle each day and take it home to be washed and refilled. Pupils are encouraged to drink water throughout the day! There are class rules about the most appropriate time for this. Water is provided for all pupils in the dining hall at lunchtimes.
From 1 January 2015, in conjunction with the Department of Education’s new School Food Plan, our school is able to provide a free 189ml portion of low-fat milk to children under 5 years of age or those receiving income related free school meals (not Universal Infant Free School Meals). Milk will be subsidised for those children aged between 5 – 11 years old. For further details on the scheme, please contact the school office on 01284 755211.