Food at St Peter's
Havering Catering Services provide a ‘Healthy Options’ fixed price menu that guarantees a nutritionally balanced meal that complies with and usually exceeds the Government National Nutritional Standards for school lunches. The meal consists of a main course of a protein item with a choice of potatoes, bread or pasta, hot vegetables or salad, and a desert of the day or yoghurt, fruit or cheese and biscuits. In addition to this, fruit juice cuplets are available for a fixed price. Water is always available. During each term a number of ‘themed’ menus are available for the children to extend their food choices. Below is a link to the menu up to the end of Spring Term.
School Meals Menu Summer 2016
Children have an option to bring in a packed lunch provided by their parents. The school actively promotes an awareness of healthy eating and has provided guidelines from ‘Food in Schools –Dept. of Health’ to support parents and children in making informed choices about what to provide for a packed lunch.
As a result of the school’s healthy eating promotions and in consultation with the children, the School Council, staff, representatives of the parents, Governors and the Local Authority’s Healthy Schools Co-ordinator, particular limits on packed lunches have been introduced. Crisps, savoury, salted packet snacks, and all food containing chocolate are not permitted in a packed lunch. Sweets, fizzy drinks and glass bottled drinks are not allowed.
Whole School Food Policy
At St Peter’s our aim is to improve the health and well being of the whole community. this is partially achieved by evaluating food provision within the school. This is set out in the Whole School Food Policy linked to below.
For the Whole School Food Policy, please see the St. Peter's Policies in the 'Our School' Section