As of September 2014 all infant children are entitled to a free school meal. We would like everyone to take advantage of this excellent initiative.
School food has to meet high nutritional standards which guarantee children a healthy, balanced menu. School meals contribute to the development of good food habits and eating a healthy balanced diet from an early age is critical for growth, development and engagement with healthier food. It is also a social occasion for the children as they are able to sit and chat with their friends. Good manners are reinforced as those children who demonstrate them are chosen to sit at the restaurant table with flowers and serviettes! They also take a certificate home. Children who eat a healthy meal at lunchtimes are also more able to concentrate on their learning in the afternoon.
Our school lunches are provided by Alliance in Partnership (AIP). We work with them to provide a nutritious, balanced meal using the best ingredients possible.
We encourage all children to have a school lunch as we believe it gives the children the opportunity to:
- Develop tastes for different foods
- Have the confidence to make choices
- Take part in fun initiatives that encourage children to think about diet and lifestyle