There is a choice between having a school dinner, packed lunch and going home. All children are encouraged to stay at school during the lunch break to help them to establish social friendships.
As a ‘Healthy School’ we do insist that children’s lunches should be a balanced meal and should supply about one third of the daily energy requirements, as well as a third of the child’s protein, carbohydrate, fibre, vitamin and mineral needs.
School dinners are managed, provided and cooked by Quilters Infant and Junior schools. Menus follow strict guidance from the School Food Trust and are approved by Essex County Council, following a two weekly cycle. These are designed to show a good balance over each week.
Children can choose to bring a packed lunch as an alternative to the school meal and we encourage you to provide your child with a healthy balanced lunch. We have a leaflet designed by the Healthy Schools’ Task Group and offers ideas and suggestions for healthy lunchboxes, as well as recipes for foods that can be baked in bulk, frozen and added to lunchboxes straight from the freezer.
These documents are in Adobe PDF format. We have provided a link to a free viewer should you need it.