School Dinners and Break Time Snacks

At CATERed, we pride ourselves that the majority of the food we serve is cooked from scratch every day, making Ed's lunchtime menu truly awesome! Because we use fresh, local, seasonal and organic ingredients we're also supporting local growers and farmers and the regional economy whilst we keep an eye on our eco-footprint.
 
We use:-
  • locally caught and landed pollock
  • free range eggs (including in our mayonnaise)
  • organic milk 
  • locally sourced yoghurts
  • organic herbs
  • oily fish in our homemade fishcakes
  • no fried food
  • Fairtrade sugar
  • organic wholemeal flour
  • seasonal fresh vegetables and fruit (which may vary due to availability).
 
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We are working to reduce the refined sugar content in all our recipes and where possible replacing sugar with honey. We have signed up to 'Sugar Smart Plymouth'.
 
For more information about school food in Plymouth please visit our pages at www.catered.org.uk
 
Did you know, all children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 are entitled to receive a free school meal every day? This is called Universal Infant Free School Meals. So you can have a great tasting lunch every day and pay Ed nothing!
 
For older children, information about Free School Meals can be found at www.plymouth.gov.uk or by calling the team on 01752 307410.
 
Did you know we can meet special dietary needs? Come and have a chat with Nicky Harling, our Kitchen Manager.
 
Food Standards for school lunches came into effect on 1st January 2015 - details can be found by following the link from our pages or by visiting www.schoolfoodplan.com/standards
 
 
 
 
 
Healthy Snacks
 
All children in KS1, and Reception receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable everyday as part of the Governments School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme. As children move up into KS2, if they wish to have a break time snack, they are required to bring in something from home.
  
Healthy snacks can include:-
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Dried fruits
  • Cereal bars
  • Crackers
  • Cheese 
  • PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD WITH CRISPS, NUTS, CHOCOLATE OR SWEETS
Check out the website below for some ideas for more creative snacks for your child:
 
http://www.parents.com/recipes/cooking/kid-friendly-food/healthy-snacks/
 
For ideas and inspiration for packed lunches, please click on the link below.
http://www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/childrens-food-trust/parents/your-childs-food-at-school/packed-lunches/what-to-put-in-a-lunchbox/