At Somercotes Infant & Nursery School we are committed to providing a healthy Midday meal for our children. We follow tough minimum nutrition standards which you can view at the Children’s Food Trust
All children are entitled to a free hot lunch in school every day and there are always two options, vegetarian and non-vegetarian, together with a varied salad bar, dessert or fruit. All of our school meals are “home cooked” daily in our own kitchen on site, using fresh ingredients. The meals are well balanced and designed to meet the nutritional needs of growing children. No nuts are used.
Menus are on a 4 week cycle and will be sent home to you twice a year with your child or a copy can be obtained in the school office. We ask parents to inform the school if their child has any specific dietary requirement.
For lots more information about our School Lunch or to read the latest School Lunch menu, please click on the link below.
Our School Kitchen has recently been awarded a 5 start rating for Food Hygiene
Packed Lunch: Children can also bring in a packed lunch from home which is also eaten in the dining hall with their year group. This will normally consist of a sandwich, piece of fruit and/or yoghurt. Please do not send in ‘treats’ in the form of sweets or chocolate bars and remember our policy on being a ‘nut aware’ school.
Lunchtime Supervision: Midday Supervisors look after the children in the playground and when they are eating lunch. The Supervisors encourage the children to eat well but do not force them to eat. If they notice that a child is not eating, they will inform the class teacher who will then be able to talk to the parent.
Children under the age of 5 are entitled to a daily 189ml bottle of semi skimmed milk free of charge, regardless of whether they have a school lunch.
School Snack & Water
Children are also provided with a daily mid-morning snack of a piece of fruit. No other snack is needed.
Please send your child in to school with a water bottle each day. This should be no bigger than 300ml and should be labelled with your’s child’s name. Suitable bottles can be purchased from the school office. Water is freely available in classrooms and throughout the school.