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School Lunches

We believe lunchtimes are an excellent opportunity for children to socialise with their peers and staff over a wholesome meal. All children have a range of hot and cold food provided daily by the school kitchen team.  Our school lunches are provided by Autograph catering company.  They provide well balanced meals in line with nutritional guidance from the Department of Education (DfE).

 

We are a school lunch school

We are a nut free school.   

 

If your child has an allergy you will be asked to complete a form and ask your doctor to sign the form.  Autograph will then ensure your child has a menu designed for their needs. All our meals are nut free. Our kitchen provides halal food too.

 

In Hammersmith & Fulham, we recognise that a healthy diet is important. Our school lunch service provides nutritious and affordable meals. A few of the benefits:

 

  • Meals comply with national nutritional standards
  • Varied and interesting menus
  • Special dietary requirements catered for
  • Freshly cooked wholesome food
  • Vegetarian options

 

Our school meals are excellent value for money - a two course meal, including a choice of bread and salad, costs only £1.85 for primary school pupils.

 

Free school meals

These are available for pupils whose parents/carers are in receipt of certain benefits. If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals please speak to Anne Morgan in the school office.

Healthy balanced meals

We provide healthy balanced meals because they:

  • Improve young people's concentration and performance in school 
  • Promote health, growth and development 
  • Increase resistance to illness 
  • Introduce good habits for later life
  • Include freshly prepared food
  • Have food which is sourced from quality suppliers and is prepared on the day of serving in hygienic surroundings by fully trained staff
  • The last visit from The Food Standards Agency on 20th September 2017 awarded the kitchen team 5 stars.

 

 

Value for money

Our meals offer excellent value for money. We comply with the government's primary nutritional guidelines.

 

Menu planning

When planning menus and recipes, we use a range of foods to encourage healthy eating:

  • Fibre and starchy foods like bread, pasta, rice and cereals 
  • Fruit and vegetables, providing vitamins, minerals and fibre 
  • Protein through fish, meat, beans and pulses 
  • Calcium for bone development in milk and dairy products
  • Semi-skimmed milk to reduce the intake of saturated fats

 

Getting the balance right

The best model for learning about healthy eating is The Eatwell plate model. It makes healthy eating easier to understand by showing the types and proportions of foods which make up  nutritious and well balanced diet. Using this as a guide can help children learn that to meet our nutritional needs we need to select a variety of foods from all of the five food groups.