Food served in schools and academies in England must meet the school food standards so that children have healthy, balanced diets.
The school food standards apply to all maintained schools, and academies that were founded before 2010 and after June 2014.
They must provide:
- high-quality meat, poultry or oily fish
- fruit and vegetables
- bread, other cereals and potatoes
There can’t be:
- drinks with added sugar, crisps, chocolate or sweets in school meals
- more than 2 portions of deep-fried, battered or breaded food a week
A whole-school approach to food goes beyond teaching in the classroom and lunch-time. A good school food culture helps children develop healthy eating habits so they can live healthier, longer lives.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for Universal Free School Meals, so we encourage parents to make use of this and order school meals for their children.
School meals are ordered via 'Parent Pay' which can be accessed using the 'Quicklinks' tabs on the school website.
If you have any questions about school meals, please contact the School Office Team via: firstname.lastname@example.org