School Meals,milk & fruit
At Victor Seymour we operate a no nuts or nut based products policy and encourage healthy eating.
We ask that every child brings a water bottle to school daily (water only please - no squash or juice). Water fountains are available for the children to refill their bottle as and when needed during the school day.
Every child under the age of five is entitled to free school milk. Every child over the age of 5 is entitled to milk but at a cost of around £14 per term. This charge is paid directly to our milk provider. To register your child for milk after the age of 5, please visit www.coolmilk.com or alternatively complete a milk registration form which you will be given before your child starts school.
Children will also receive a piece of fruit at morning break – this is offered free of charge as part of a Government scheme. Please make sure you let us know if your child has any allergies.
Our caring catering team offer a variety of hot meals which cater for all dietary requirements (eg. vegetarian, halal, gluten free). Along with the main options there are also jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings and a fresh salad selection. The 3-week menu (example overleaf) changes every term and can be found on the school’s website or you can request a hard copy from the school office.
Alternatively, you can provide a packed lunch to send in with your child. This should be brought to school in a lunch box clearly labelled with your child’s name. As with the school dinners we promote “healthy eating”. Therefore, when deciding what to put in your child’s lunchbox it is important to offer a variety of foods from the four main food groups. Not only will this make the lunchbox more interesting, it means your child enjoys a balanced lunch that helps provide the energy and nutrients they need to grow, learn and stay healthy. We ask that you make biscuits, cakes and crisps an occasional treat in their lunch box on a “Fun Friday”, rather than an everyday item. Fruit scones, flapjacks, buns and malt loaf are good alternatives. Chocolate bars and sweets are not permitted at all and water is provided so please do not put a drink in your child’s packed lunch.
If you require further information or guidance, please ask the school office for a “Healthy Eating Packed Lunch” leaflet or visit: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life .