School Lunches

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS ABOUT SCHOOL MEALS

To see the current  lunch menu  please click on the link  spring-summer_menu_2017_final_0

All of our school meal menus are compliant with the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008. You can be assured that all school meal menus are nutritionally balanced and meet the required standards.

Bronze award logoThe menu meets the standard required by the Soil Association Catering Mark Bronze Award, which promotes freshly made, sustainable and farm assured meals.

All Catering staff are trained in food hygiene, hold an Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate, and receive regular refresher training. All kitchens follow HACCP guidance, and comply with Environmental Health. Thecatering staff are also trained in nutrition.

There may be occasions where a school changes a dish, to suit the needs of their pupils. If the school is making substitutions, they will let you know. Water is available, and milk is available to purchase at 10p for 200ml. All beef served is Scottish, and all fish is Marine Stewardship Council certified. All meat and poultry is UK Farm Assured. Where possible, haggis is UK Farm Assured. All eggs are free range.  The menu is designed largely by pupils, through consultation with them. We run a programme of Pupil Focus Groups, to ensure that pupils are able to contribute to the menu’s development, and it also gives them an understanding of having a balanced choice. Teaching staff, catering staff and parents have also contributed to its development.

Allergy Advice and Special Diets

The allergy information for our Primary school menu is available in each school kitchen, or on Argyll and Bute Councils website.

If your child has a food allergy please complete the following document Request for Special Diet   and then contact the school office so that any necessary arrangements can be put in place. All Catering Managers have been trained on Allergy Awareness.

A vegetarian meal option is available every day, and many dishes can be altered to accommodate other special diets where this is required.  Where possible, other non-medical special diets may be accommodated.

Would you like your child to see a dietician? A team of professionals who specialise in helping people learn about food and health can be contacted at High-UHB.DietitiansDirect@nhs.net

We welcome any feedback you may have – if you have any suggestions, or require any information, you can contact our Food and Nutrition Officer on 01369 708799 or catering@argyll-bute.gov.uk

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