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School Dinner

At Willesborough Infant School all children are entitled to a free dinner. This is because the government pays for every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to have Universal Free School Meal.

About 75% of our children choose to have a school dinner. Children are served a healthy main course including a range of self-serve salad options, after which the children can choose to have the day's dessert, fruit or yogurt. The school dinner menu is wide and varied. The children are supplied with the menu at the beginning of each new term. The school kitchen will cater for children on dairy or gluten free diets, vegetarians and children who follow religious dietary practices.

All other children bring in a packed lunch. We ask that parents support the schools healthy eating ethos by providing a well balanced packed lunch without fizzy drinks or items with high sugar or fat content. Some of our children suffer from nut allergies and because of this we are a nut free school. Therefore we ask that parents do not provide food items containing nuts in their child’s packed lunch.

 

 

Children are served a main course and then select their own accompaniments from a healthy choice.

 

 

Children will each their lunch in the hall either in the first sitting from 11:55am or the second sitting starting at 12:30pm. Children having school dinners and packed lunch sit together along the tables. Children having school dinners collect it from the serving hatch before being seated. Midday leaders support the children to cut up their food, use their cutlery and encourage the children to eat as much of their dinner as possible. Once the children have finished their lunch they are able to go onto the playground or join a club. Children in the second sitting will have had opportunities to attend a club or play on the playground before eating their lunch.