School Meals

All infant age children are currently entitled to free school lunches under the Government’s Universal Free School Meal’s initiative.

However, it is absolutely crucial that any parents who would qualify for benefits related to free school meals still register for this service as this significantly impacts funding for our school.

The office is always more than happy to check to see if you would qualify for benefits related to free school meals or parents can do it themselves here;

https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/hants

This terms menu;

Weekly Overview – https://documents.hants.gov.uk/hc3s/primarymenu-april2021.pdf

Day to Day Picture Menu – https://documents.hants.gov.uk/hc3s/primarymenu-dayperview-april2021.pdf

Our school lunches are prepared and cooked on site by award-winning caterers HC3S who have provided the following information;

At HC3S, the ethos is about tasty food to help your children flourish. By providing nutritious food, cooked fresh every day and which is responsibly sourced, we give your children a balanced diet with choices that aid concentration levels and give them the energy to focus and to play.

But HC3S go a step further. We also want children to understand healthy lifestyles and take this positive message into adulthood. That’s why we’ve created a ripple (not just raspberry) with our ‘Ready Steady Cook’ sessions which are fun and engaging and why we introduced the ‘Food to Flourish Classroom’ to help teachers educate children using food  in a way that cuts across the curriculum.

Where opportunity arises, HC3S bring live cooking and workshops to the classroom and sometimes, out of the classroom, through partnerships with our suppliers and other local food organisations. HC3S love schools to join in celebrations for Nutrition and Hydration Week, British Food Fortnight, and National School Meals Week as key events in the food and drink calendar which are lots of fun.

Please click on the link here for a look at the 2020 Year R New Starter Leaflet

We hold theme days to fit in with what your child is learning at school. Even if your child doesn’t usually have a school lunch, why not get them to try one on a theme day and join in the fun?

We offer theme days throughout the school year and provide bright and colourful posters to advertise them to parents.

Not only do we have a range of theme days that are linked to festive celebrations such as Christmas or Saint Georges’ Day, but we work with schools to develop bespoke ones linked to the curriculum, such as Viking Day or Victorian Day. Theme days help the children learn about what life was like years ago or what people eat in other parts of the world.

We aim to create menus that fit the theme whilst ensuring that the children still get the right balance of calories and nutrition.

At Mengham parents are invited to share lunch with their child three times across the school year, normally at Christmas, Easter and for one other year group based celebration.

Want to know more about HC3S?

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