Lunches - School Food Company
At Lacey Green we believe that children deserve a delicious and nutritious meal at lunchtime. With the support of the School Food Company, we offer an appetising menu designed especially for our children. There’s always a great selection to choose from and the menu includes home made cakes, biscuits and fresh fruit platters, home made pies, healthy pasta dishes and wholesome roast dinners!
All menus can be downloaded from the bottom of this webpage.
Lunchtimes at Lacey Green are invaluable opportunities for educating our children for the future. We use local suppliers wherever possible to reduce air miles and our recipes make use of fresh, seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs that are packed full of flavour. The meat and chicken we buy is ethically farmed and we choose fish from a sustainable source. Our eggs are free-range and the milk we use is organic.
School Food Company also share their recipes on their website so, not only can you see what your children are eating but, you can also cook the dishes at home. For recipes go to http://www.schoolfoodcompany.co.uk/recipes.htm
It comes naturally to us to teach our children about where and how food is grown and produced and why making healthy choices is so very important in life.
Lunches cost: £2.40 per day = £12.00 per week (From 1st April 2022 the price will increase to £2.50)
Lunches can ONLY be paid online via our School Gateway. No cash or cheques can be accepted in school.
Lunches must be paid for at least a week in advance. Please see the Lunch Payment Policy below.
At Lacey Green, we are committed to ensuring our pupils learn how to stay healthy. The PHSE curriculum teaches the importance of healthy eating, why we need exercise and how to care for our bodies.
We have a healthy eating policy in school.
Children in Key Stage One have a piece of fruit at morning break provided by the school and the older children can bring in a healthy snack (preferably fruit).
Whilst the school dinners provide the children with a healthy and balanced meal, packed lunches brought from home can vary enormously in nutritional value.
The following information is from healthylunch.org;
A good packed lunch contains:
- A starchy food, such as bread, rolls, pitta bread, naan bread, potatoes, rice, noodles.
- These foods are good for children to fill up on.
- A good source of protein, iron and zinc such as meat, fish, beans, nuts or eggs.
- A good source of calcium such as milk, cheese, yoghurt or fromage frais.
- And one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetable or salad to provide all the other vitamins and minerals. A piece of fruit could be a 100% juice or piece of fresh fruit, dried fruit or tinned fruit in fruit juice. A piece of vegetable could be a fresh vegetables such as carrot stick, salad or a vegetable soup or vegetable dish.
No single food contains all the essential nutrients the body needs to be healthy and function efficiently so it is important that the content of the packed lunch is varied.