TCS provide our school dinners and the menu is updated at the beginning of terms 1 and 4. A copy of the school dinner menu is available in the School Office and on this page. All children in KS1 are eligible for universal infants free school meals. For KS2 children the cost of a school dinner is £2.20. If a child is entitled to free school meals then they will receive a free school dinner. Every day there are 3 options for the children to choose from, including a vegetarian option. The children can also visit the salad bar every lunch time where there is a wide range of salad and bread for them to have with their lunch. As well as this, the children can have a pudding every day – this sometimes include cookies or cakes but these are part of a balanced meal and are baked with a strict amount of sugar content according to regulations.
A copy of the current menu and information about where TCS source their food from can be accessed below.
When your child starts at Rosherville, we will ask you to complete a medical form to identify any medical needs, allergies, intolerances of dietary requirements your child may have to ensure we provide the best care to all of our children. In all classes and in the kitchen we have posters displayed with photos of any children with any allergies, intolerances or dietary requirements so all staff are aware and as an extra precaution at lunch time these children are given coloured wrist bands so they are easily identifiable. We are a no nut school. Please ensure your child does not bring anything to school which contains nuts, this includes Nutella chocolate spread.
We are keen to work in partnership with parents to encourage the children to understand what healthy eating means and how it can be achieved. We ask that parents support the school to help the children establish good eating habits, by providing a ‘balanced’ and ‘nutritious’ packed lunch. To promote healthy eating, the children are taught about a balanced diet during PSHE. We have had home learning challenges to design and make a healthy meal and also had children and parent cooking workshops.
Healthy packed lunches should be ‘balanced’ between savoury and sweet with something from each of the following categories:
- either a sandwich, roll, wrap, pasta, rice or noodles
- at least one piece of fruit, fried fruit or raw vegetables
- a packet of crisps, cereal bar, yoghurt or plain cake