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Grange Infant School

Lunchtime

 

Lunchtime at Grange Infants!

 

 

Meet our wonderful lunchtime team:

Mrs Smith, Mrs Bramble, Mrs Gleeson, Mrs Pounds, Mrs Pospiech, Mrs Mackenzie, Mrs Ward and Miss Sneddon

 

lunch pic

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a mealfree of charge, under the UIFSM programme. HC3S is the catering partner chosen to provide nutritious and tasty meals at Grange and are an award-winning school catering service who in 2019 celebrated 30 years of school catering! They cater for many different tastes, serving a mix of British classics and foods from around the world as well as supporting children with special diet/ religious needs.

‘We know that a nutritious lunch full of fresh ingredients will help your child to succeed. Our teams are passionate about making healthy eating fun. Year group assemblies, visits with suppliers and our ever-popular theme days are just a few of the ways that we can get involved.’

To find more information about Hc3s, click on the link below which will direct you to their website:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/hc3s

 

Current Menu Rota:

 

What if my child has a special requirement?

If your child requires a special diet for medical reasons, you will need to register with Hc3s in order for them to put a medically identified special diet menu in place at school. The link below will take you to ‘Hc3s special diets’ page which explains the registration process. Hc3s  now use an online process which means that you and the school will have access to all the details you provide about your child’s medical condition so we can devise a safe school lunch menu. 
 
 
Please note that you will need to provide your child with a packed lunch each day until you have received confirmation from us that your child’s school lunch menu has been approved.
 
If you require any support through this process, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to help!  Alternatively, Hc3S have listed their contact details on the attached flyer if you have any queries.
 
If your child requires an alternative menu, whether this is for religious reasons or they are following a vegan/ vegetarian diet, please speak to the school office as we can contact Hc3s for a tailored menu.
 
 
 

Healthy Packed Lunches

If you decide to bring a packed lunch in for your child it is still vital to provide a healthy and balanced diet. Lunch is an important factor within the school day and a healthy packed lunch should include plenty of foods that contain the nutrients that children need, and fewer foods that are high in sugar and  saturated fat. Due to allergies we ask that NO nut products are brought into school.

For lunch box ideas, please find some sites below that offer advice:

Change4Life – Healthier Lunch Boxes

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

Tesco – 10 Best Lunchbox Recipes

 

 

Lunch time is also time for the children to burn off some energy and recharge. Included in their lunch hour our amazing lunchtime team provide activities and games which promotes learning through play and encourages children to develop a further understanding of sharing, patience and listening. There are a wide variety of games chosen for the children, if they so wish to take part. These games can be split into different zones of play, concentrating on a variety of skills. In the summer/ dryer weather the children also get the opportunity to explore field and play on our wooden climbing frame.