Every day, as parents/guardians, we have to make important decisions that affect the health and welfare of our children. What they eat is very important if they are to make the most of their time at school. There is no better value than a school lunch.
Midday meals are provided for all pupils in schools maintained by Luton Borough Council, at a price decided by the Authority. Children whose parents are in receipt of Income Support or Income Based Jobseekers Allowance are provided with a meal free of charge, once your application has been made and authorisation given.
Our Healthy Eating Policy means that our recipes contain less sugar, fat and salt and more fibre. Where possible, all our dishes are oven baked or steamed. The Authority has a policy that foods containing Genetically Modified material are not knowingly purchased and has obtained written assurance from all its food suppliers to this intent.
Whatever your child's requirements, we endeavour to provide the service you want. Menus can be adapted to suit both medical and cultural needs, including the use of halal meat, where appropriate.
Our staff are professionally trained in catering and we also encourage members from diverse backgrounds and cultures within Luton to join our teams bringing their own skills, to help serve our customers best.
School lunches offer a selection of up to three main course items and a choice of puddings, fresh fruit or yoghurt.
Children can sit down together and enjoy their meal, whilst at the same time developing those social skills of eating together that are so important in later life.
A well-fed and happy child is more likely to be receptive to participating in the afternoon's activities.
The school lunch aims to provide essential nutritional requirements that will assist your child in leading a 'bright and healthy' lifestyle.