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Lunches & Healthy Eating

 

school lunches - eats catering

We offer a home cooked healthy lunch each day from EATS Catering’s exciting menu, served in the dinner hall. The HOT menu offers an alternative HOT main course daily and a choice of COLD menu.  

*NEW SUMMER TERM COLD Lunch Menu 

*NEW SUMMER TERM 3-week HOT Lunch Menu 

PLEASE NOTE MENU CHANGE:  Week 3 - Vegetable Pasta Bake will replace the Salmon & Ketchup Fishcake to provide a vegetarian option.

We will notify you of any minor changes to the menu via SIMS in-touch. 

Please go to www.eats-catering.co.uk to view the EATS website for dietary information and other information. (Currently being reviewed by Eats).

healthy packed lunches

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
free school meals

If you feel you may be entitled to free school meals, please go to the Suffolk County Council School Meals website for further information and where you can apply. 

To apply, click on the link to ‘on line application’ to complete the sections and press submit from the same website.

healthy eating snacks

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.

milk scheme

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 milk scheme, please contact the school office on 01284 755211.