Hot School Lunches
The hot lunches at Hatfeild are provided by our catering team at Caterlink.
Hot school lunches can be ordered and paid for in advance, on a weekly, half termly or termly basis.
All payments made via Parentpay.com and registration is required. This can be arranged via the school admin team.
Please see below for our Autumn/Winter menu.
Please click the link below to fill in the allergy and intolerance form and return this to the school office prior to your child starting hot school lunches.
A healthy meal is important because it will help children to:
- Be healthier now and later in life;
- Be ready for learning and show positive behaviours;
- Maintain a healthy mental wellbeing
Where possible, packed lunches should include:
- One portion of pasta salad, sandwich, bread roll or pitta bread. (nothing that needs heating)
- Cooked meat or boiled egg as a filling in a sandwich.
- One portion of fruit and vegetables e.g. carrot/cucumber sticks, cherry tomatoes, apple, banana etc.
- One portion of yoghurt or cheese.
- One drink water or a sugar free juice. (no fizzy drinks)
We also recommend children eat fruit or yoghurt as their pudding choice. However, cereal bars, raisins.
We are a healthy foods school and there for no chocolate bars can be eaten.
Examples of a good packed lunch
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It can be hard to ensure children eat a healthy packed lunch. Below are some healthy tips:
- Instead of cakes, chocolates and biscuits, try currant buns (without icing), fruit bread, tea cakes and malt loaf.
- Always include a drink to help your child concentrate. Go for still water or unsweetened fruit juice. Remember, the hidden sugar and to check labels for example one Carpri Sun drink contains 7 and half teaspoons of sugar; would you have that much sugar in your tea/coffee?
- Cook some extra pasta, rice or potatoes with dinner the night before to make into an effortless and tasty salad for lunch the next day.
- Make easy swaps – for example, if your child likes something sweet, give them raisins or a small can or pot of chopped fruit instead of a chocolate bar. If they prefer savoury foods, ditch the crisps and give them plain popcorn (over 5’s), rice cakes or crunchy carrot sticks instead.
- Keep a selection of breads in the freezer for sandwiches. Then you can just take out which one you need for one day’s lunchbox and defrost it on a plate or in the microwave.
- Using a different type of bread, each day, can make lunchboxes more interesting. Try granary, wholemeal or whole white bread, pitta, fruit bread, bagels, English muffins, chapatti or wraps.
- Don’t forget the dairy – low-fat custard, fromage fraise, rice pudding or yoghurt are very popular and good for growing bones!
- Provide fruit in small pots which are easy and quick to eat, e.g. chopped canned pineapple, satsuma pieces (peeled), raisins, dried apricots, grapes, peeled and chopped kiwi fruit.