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School Meals

A pupil eating lunch at River View Primary School

Healthy Meals On Offer Every Day

Our fabulous award winning kitchen endeavour to use locally sourced produce where possible. We are proud to offer healthy choices for your children.

We have homemade soup and freshly baked bread on a regular basis. We offer lots of fresh fruit and we steam all our vegetables. Our salad bar offers a wide choice daily and we always have 2 main courses to choose from which are freshly cooked along with baked jacket potatoes and homemade desserts.

We hold special theme days, where we try new foods from around the world and we also ask the children to come up with ideas of foods they would like to try. We pride ourselves on encouraging the children to eat their lunch and try different foods. Our pupil ambassadors have been sharing their ideas with the kitchen team and, as a result, we have had Chicken and Sweetcorn soup, spicy chicken and we are looking to expand our selections of sandwiches.

Menu samples

The examples below are just a small selection of the menus we have on offer each day. We have a vegetarian option daily and in addition to the ‘Sweet Treat’ options, we always have yoghurt and fresh fruit available.

Course Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Main Course 1 Pork meatballs in tomato & herb sauce with penne pasta & crusty bread Chicken Tikka Massala with patna rice & naan bread Roast British chicken with sage & onion stuffing, gravy, roast potatoes, carrots & swede Homemade Hawaiian pizza with croquette potatoes & salad Gammon & pineapple with baked beans or garden peas & oven baked chips
Main Course 2 Homemade cheese quiche with oven baked herby diced potatoes & salad or baked beans Breaded salmon fillet with farmhouse vegetables & saute potatoes Homemade quiche with oven baked herby diced potatoes & salad Tomato & vegetable pasta bake with garlic bread & salad Fish fingers with garden peas or baked beans & oven baked chips
Sweet Treat 1 Chocolate crunch & vanilla sauce Iced sponge slice Chocolate & vanilla marble sponge & custard Oaty apple crumble & custard Butterfly cup cake
Sweet Treat 2 Abbey biscuit served with fresh fruit Flapjack served with fresh fruit Abbey biscuit served with fresh fruit Lemon cookie served with fresh fruit Homemade biscuit served with fresh fruit

Healthy eating tips for home

The two keys to a healthy diet are:

  • Eat the right number of calories for how active you are - the average man needs around 2,500 calories a day and the average woman needs 2,000 calories.
  • Eat a wide range of foods so that you're getting a balanced diet and your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs.

Base your meals on starch foods - Eat lots of fruit and veg - Eat more fish - Cut down on saturated fat and sugar - Eat less salt - Get active and be a healthy weight - Drink plenty of water - Don’t skip breakfast !!

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