How are primary school meals produced?
- We continually develop primary school menus each year
- We produce meals from traditional kitchens without the use of mass production or re-heating processes
- We source as many of our ingredients as locally as possible
- Our menus offer a combination of traditional meals and international flavours
- Meals are complimented by fresh vegetables, salads, fresh fruit and home baked products
- We take our responsibility of providing lunch for pupils very seriously and want them to enjoy the food that is served to them
- Our menus are put together with children’s tastes in mind and any new recipes or products are taste tested by pupils in schools
Are school meals a healthy option for my child?
- Meals are nutritious and designed to meet government standards for all 14 main nutrients, including carbohydrate, fat, protein and fibre
- Menu items have been analysed using the ‘Saffron Nutritional Analysis System’ software, which monitors the levels of nutrients present in food
- We use Harry Ramsden fish products on the menu, which are produced in Britain and meet the ‘Marine Stewardship Council’ standards
Our menus include an increased use of:
- Fresh fruit and vegetables
- Home made bread
- Seasonal and local produce
- Fresh meat and poultry
- Non-refined carbohydrates
- Healthier cooking methods
And a reduction in the use of:
- Processed foods
- Food additives
- Fat, sugar and salt
Can I see what menus are available?
We publish details of our primary school menus.
Children should also keep a look out for our special themed menus, such as Caribbean, Chinese New Year, Easter, Night at the Movies and Festival Week.
Please read our frequently asked questions that may answer some queries relating to school meals.
For further information please contact Schools Catering.