SCHOOL MEALS & SNACKS


 

SCHOOL MEALS


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Our School Meals are provided by East Lothian Council's school meals service. They supply meals for 36 Primary and 6 High schools providing approximately 750,000 primary and 430,000 secondary school pupils with lunch each year, that's over 6,200 per school day! The health and well being of children and young people are at the heart of everything we do.  We are totally dedicated to providing appetising and nutritious meals for pupils during their time spent at school.

 

All pupils can choose between bringing in a packed lunch or  having a school dinner. Each day children have a choice of two hot meals each day.  Click here to see East Lothian's School Meal Menus.

 

The current cost of a school lunch is £1.90 but this may change from year to year. Children must ensure they have full payment on the day they wish to purchase a lunch from the kitchen. It helps if any money brought into school is in a purse/wallet with his or her name and class written inside. Children who have forgotten their lunch money will be issued with an Unpaid Lunch Money Form. The school expect full payment to be made by return. Any unpaid lunch money will be notified to our Finance Department.

 

Special Dietary Requirements

If your child has a special dietary requirement either medical or cultural, please contact us directly for more information.

 

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

As part of a Scottish Government Initiative all children in P1-3 are entitled to free school meals. 


In addition, if you receive income support or income based job seekers allowance (and, in some cases, child tax credit or working families tax credit) you may be entitled to school clothing grants and free school meals.

East Lothian Council can provide free school meals to ensure that children receive a free, balanced and healthy meal during the school day.

This service is delivered discreetly so that it is not obvious to other children that your child is receiving this benefit.

 

 

MILK

Free milk is available in the Nursery class.

For those Parents/Carers who wish their child to have milk in school it is available at a very favorable price of 17p per carton. You can pay termly or yearly for milk and the school will notify you in writing when payment is due.

Free milk is also available to those children whose Parents/Carers are in receipt of Income Support.

 

SNACKS

We encourage healthy snacks like:

  • A piece of fruit
  • Some chopped vegetables
  • Crisps- baked, not fried
  • Cereal bar (check the label to see that these are healthy as some are still full of sugar and fat.)
  • Oatcakes or rice cakes
  • Biscuit (check the label to see that these are healthy as some are still full of sugar and fat.)

 

Children can still bring a healthy fruit juice  or diluting juice with their lunch and in addition to this opt for milk (ordered through the school) for mid-morning drink.

All  children should bring  a bottle of water to school each day (the can top it up in school if required). This should be brought home at the end of the day to be cleaned and topped up for the next day.

If your child does bring chocolate or sweets to school, staff will encourage them to put it in their bag until the end of the day. To ensure that they still have a snack we will replace this this a healthier snack (from the list above).

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