Lunchtime is just as important a part of the day as the time the children spend in the classroom. All lunches are cooked onsite with fresh foods each day sourced from local suppliers. We want to ensure your child receives the best quality possible, as we know how important it is that your child has healthy, nutritious meals throughout the day. A healthy child is a happy child!
The children all sit in small groups with an adult on each table. It is a very social occasion and the children are encouraged to use a knife and fork, try new foods, pour their own drinks, and help with the clearing of the tables. All the meals are served at the table by the adult present and grace is said prior to the table starting their lunch.
All children who attend all day have a cooked lunch. There is an additional charge for the actual lunches.
All dietary requirements are catered for, no matter what the complexity of the diet. Parents are free to come in to discuss their child's individual needs if they so wish with the kitchen staff.
The menu currently changes twice a year. Below you will find links to both term's menus.
During the morning and afternoon sessions the children have access to a healthy snack, milk or water. Again this is another very social activity where the children are encouraged to cut up the fruit and help each other our their drinks and to wash up their cups and plates afterwards.
The children are also encouraged to occasionally bring in some fruit from home. This gives them the opportunity to be able to choose something specific they may like and to share it with the other children in their class.
Allergens in Food
From 13 December 2014, all food businesses will need to provide information about the allergenic ingredients used in food sold or provided by them. The EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (No.1169/2011) outlines the new requirements for businesses which are providing food sold prepacked and non-prepacked (loose) such as food sold in a restaurant or takeaway. There are 14 major allergens which need to be declared:
At Stockton House School, all children with specific dietary requirements are given an amended menu which is as near as possible to the menu provided to all other children.
Information on the Allergens contained within the menu can be found above or outside the kitchen at Stockton House School