School Dinners and Packed Lunches

Principals Catering provide school dinners at Barham.

The cost of the meals for this academic year (2018-2019) is £2:20 per meal. All meals for Key Stage 1 continue to be funded by the government.

Principals has an online payment facility at www.principals-catering.com which can be used in advance – daily, weekly, monthly or termly. If you pay by cash, this needs to be received a week in advance in a clearly marked envelope with your child’s name and class.

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Healthy Packed Lunches

The School Council met to discuss how important it is to eat healthily and to give parents and children some ideas of what to put in lunch boxes. Please click on the links below for some healthy options for packed lunches.

School council have agreed that the following are not allowed in packed lunches:

• Sweets

• Fizzy drinks or any drinks in glass bottles

• Nuts or nut-based products including chocolate spread that contains nuts (because of children with nut allergies)

Biscuits, cakes and crisps should be a rare treat only. School council agreed that any chocolate biscuits must contain more biscuit than chocolate. Banned food will not be confiscated but children will not be permitted to eat it at lunchtime. To ensure parents know exactly what their children have eaten, children will bring home any uneaten food in their packed lunch box.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes

http://www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/childrens-food-trust/parents/your-childs-food-at-school/packed-lunches/what-to-put-in-a-lunchbox/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/collections/healthy_packed_lunch_ideas

https://www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/health/change4life/healthier-lunchboxes

http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/