Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School

Our Lady Star School Our Lady Star of The Sea Catholic Primary School

 

Lunch Menus and Snacks

School Lunches

Our hot lunches are prepared on site by the talented team from Edsential. All of the food provided is locally sourced and adheres to the government's healthy eating guidelines. Edsential provides fresh, nutritionally balanced food along with a varied choice of great salads, fresh bread and delicious fruit every day.

 

Every day, children have a choice of three two-course meal options, one of which is a sandwich. A vegetarian choice is always available. Drinks of water, fruit juice or milk come with every meal.

 

Find out more about Edsential's food here: Edsential Catering

 

Healthy hot lunches are available for all children in school at a cost of £2.30 per day. Look out for our ‘Theme Days’ held throughout the year. All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free lunch as part of the government's 'Universal Infant Free School Meals' scheme.

 

Menu Choices 2018/2019

 Click on the image to see the menus for the school year 2018/2019 (all three weeks are on the PDF).

 

 

Click here to see the food allergy details

 

Healthy Lunchboxes and Healthy Snacks

 

We teach the children about how to stay healthy. A big part of this is having a healthy, balanced diet. To this end, we encourage children to bring a healthy snack every day. We teach children that sweets and sugary foods are acceptable in moderation but they should try to eat healthily every day. Half the sugar children are having comes from snacks and sugary drinks.

Too much sugar can lead to harmful fat building up inside and serious health problems, including painful tooth decay.

Too much salt (in crisps, cakes and biscuits) can put children at risk of heart disease and high blood pressure later in life.

We ask all parents not to send their children with chocolate, sweets, crisps, cakes or biscuits as part of their lunchbox or as their snack.

The Change 4 Life website has some great tips on healthy lunchboxes. Click on the image below to find out more:

 

Children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 are given a piece of fruit each day as part of our free fruit scheme. However, you can also send your child in with a healthy snack, e.g. rice cakes. 

 

Children in Key Stage 2 are able to purchase snacks at morning break directly from the cook as follows: 

Piece of fruit

30p

available daily

Carton of Milk

25p

 available daily

Toast

25p

available daily

Half a Tea Cake

30p

available daily

Cuplet/Carton of Juice

30p

available daily

Half a bacon sandwich

60p

available on a Tuesday

Crumpet

30p

available on a Wednesday

Half a Bagel

25p

available on a Thursday

 

Free School Meals

 

Do I qualify for free school meals?

You may qualify if you are a parent, guardian or carer and receive one of the following:

~ Income Support (IS) or you are a pupil receiving the benefit in your own right

~ Income Based Job Seeker Allowance (IBJSA)

~ Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 or

~ Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and  Customs) that does not exceed £16,190.

~ The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

 

If your circumstances change, such as your child changing schools or leaving school, you changing your address, you stopping receiving any of the above benefits or you commencing receiving Working Tax Credit, it’s important that you let the relevant people know by contacting the Free School Meals Helpline on  0300 123 7039.

 

If you wish to apply for free school meals for your child, please call the Free School Meals Office on 0300 123 7039 with your national insurance number and they will instantly be able to confirm your eligibility.


APPLY TODAY! Opening hours: 08:00 – 18:00 Mon-Fri.  

  

Visit Cheshire West and Chester’s Website for more details.


Please note: We are unable to backdate the meals you have previously taken.

We ask parents to ensure that packed lunches brought from home contain healthy foods in keeping with our Healthy Schools ethos.