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School Lunches

All primary school children who attend state schools in London will receive free school meals for the full academic year, starting September 2023.

 

 

 

Havering Catering - Current Menu 2024

Please scan QR code to see list of ingredients and allergens for the menu.

Packed Lunches

Children should be provided with a healthy lunch, including a non-sugary drink. Please do not send in nuts, sweets, chocolate or crisps in your child’s packed lunch.

Scotts have signed up to the Local Authorities Health and Wellbeing in Schools Programme, to kickstart this initiative we shall be looking at the contents of packed lunch boxes brought into school and offer the following clarification of acceptable food and drink items.

  • A savoury item – i.e. sandwich, crackers, bread sticks, pasta, sausage roll, rice, rice cakes, popcorn
  • A yoghurt or jelly (low sugar varieties)
  • Piece of fresh fruit or vegetables
  • One treat/fun size biscuit or cake (no chocolate or chocolate coated biscuits to bring in line with Havering Catering services school meal menu)
  • A low sugar juice or squash drink or water

Items that are not included in this list will be sent back home and an alternative will be provided by the school for that day.

We would like to bring to your attention the Change 4 life website which has lots of healthier lunchbox ideas for you to consider 

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life-beta/healthier-lunchboxes

All water bottles sent into school for use in the classroom should be in a clear plastic bottle with a sports lid and only contain water. Lunchtime drinks are as above and can be brought into the dining room in any suitable water bottle (not glass bottles).  School water bottles are available to purchase from the school office at a cost of £2.00.

This document from www.nidirect.gov.uk/lunchboxes may be of some help when looking for healthy lunchbox ideas.

SCHOOL MILK

School milk is available for all primary school children.  If you would like to register your child for subsidised milk (FREE for under fives) please register online at www.coolmilk.com or pick up a registration form from the school office.