Here at Staining Primary School we base our meals on the Lancashire County Catering menu with pupils being able to choose between three hot options every day or they can choose between various filled rolls/subs and salads. We do alter some of the choices to ensure our children are offered the options that we know our pupils love to eat.
Serving fantastic lunches every day!
All menus are planned to comply with School Food Standards and all new dishes are tested by children. Our meat is Red Tractor Farm Assured, our fish is MSC certified and our eggs are free-range Lion brand. The Lancashire Catering Service use a number of organic products throughout our menus. There is always fresh fruit and salad, bread and locally produced yoghurt available daily.
The menus have been planned with the government’s food-based standards, the Soil Association Food for Life and the Sugarwise standard. The Soil Association Food for Life Served Here standard, awards food providers for making positive impacts through food. They certify caterers who provide meals cooked from scratch, using fresh and sustainable ingredients that can be traced back to the farm.
The Sugarwise catering mark means that the menus provide options that are low in “free sugars”. These are sugars and sweeteners that need to be limited in the diet because they are contributors to childhood obesity and tooth decay.
To make the most of seasonal produce we change our menus a minimum of twice a year. These are then personalised to the children to ensure the menu includes their favourite options.
What if my child requires a special menu due to allergies or health needs?
The Lancashire Catering Services Allergen and Special Diet Policy is in place in our school
Special diets are diets for pupils with a medically diagnosed requirement; not just a dislike of certain foods or food groups. It is our policy to provide a menu for those pupils with medically diagnosed food allergies, food intolerances or a medical condition which affects eating requirements.
Lancashire Catering Service work with the school and parents to ensure that all our children’s needs are met.scsd-001-allergen-special-diet-policy-primary