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Stockton House School

A nature and nurture approach to active learning

Lunches & Snacks

Lunches

Lunchtime is just as important a part of the day as the time the children spend in the classroom.  All lunches are cooked on-site, with all of our meat sourced from the local butcher in Fleet, Clark's Butchers. 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.   

 

All children who attend past 12pm have a cooked lunch, for which there is an additional daily charge.  Individual dietary requirements are meticulously catered for, no matter what the complexity of diet. 

 

The children sit at tables comprising of their own class "bubble" and are served by one of their class keyworkers.  They are actively encouraged to use a knife and fork, try new foods, pour their own drinks, and help with the clearing of the tables afterwards.  

 

The menu currently changes twice a year. Please see the current menu below:

Snacks

During the morning and afternoon sessions the children are offered a healthy snack comprised of biscuits, fruit and vegetables, milk or water. 

 

This is a social activity whereby children are encouraged to wash their hands, cut up the fruit and vegetables, and help each other pour drinks as well as to wash up their cups and plates afterwards.

 

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:

 

  • Cereals containing gluten namely wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan wheat), barley, rye and oats
  • Crustaceans like prawns, crabs, lobster and crayfish, etc.
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Peanuts
  • Soybeans
  • Milk
  • Nuts namely almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio, cashew, Macadamia or Queensland nut.
  • Celery
  • Mustard
  • Sesame
  • Sulphur dioxide or sulphites (where added and is >10mg/kg in the finished product. Often found in dried fruit and wine)
  • Lupin
  • Molluscs like clams, scallops, squid, mussels, oysters and snails etc.

 

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.

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