Our Catering Supervisor, Jackie takes pride in producing well cooked, appetising meals for the children to enjoy, so please encourage your child to have a school meal. Available daily is fresh fruit, a selection of vegetables and / or salad, bread and a choice of drinks. 75% of dishes are freshly prepared and cooked on site by the school catering team. A vegetarian option is available each day. Menus are sent home every Friday for completion for the week after the following week. Menus are available to view on the website.
Fresh meat is sourced from local suppliers who use farm assured or red tractor certified products. We also use MSC fish and free range eggs. Fruit and vegetables are obtained locally when in season. Bread, milk, cheese and yoghurts are sourced from within the North West
Meals cost £2.30 a day, £11.50 per week and are currently ordered on a weekly basis. Please ensure dinners are paid for in advance on line at http://www.parentpay.com and return your menu on a Monday morning via your class teacher.
The menus are based on a two week cycle, and are available to view below.
From September 2014 all pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools should be offered a universal infant free school meal (UIFSM). Existing entitlements for free school meals (FSM) for eligible pupils in Nursery classes and at Key stages 1 and 2 will continue, based on the existing FSM eligibility criteria for those group of pupils. Please see FSM eligibility download below.
At Lostock Hall we have had a tremendous uptake of UIFSM and are currently providing a meal for over 90% of our eligible pupils.
Schools are legally required to provide meals that comply with the school food standards. These standards are intended to ensure that children get the nutrition they need across the whole school day. They govern all food and drink on offer within the school and apply across the school day, including breakfast, mid-morning break, lunchtime and food served after school.
If you would like more information about UIFSM or the Food Standards Agency please follow the attached link: