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Lunches and snacks

School Lunches

Our school meals are cooked on the premises. and provide a healthy and nutritious meal. To place your order for your child's school lunch, please complete the forms below, ideally with your child, and return to the school office.  

 

We operate a three colour wristband system (red, green, brown (jacket potato), which allows the children to be given the corresponding band to match your choice of meal each day. A copy of the menu is below and outside our school office.

 

As ALL meals are free please encourage your child to try the menu below.  However, they may bring a packed lunch if they prefer.

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Specific Dietary Requirements

The kitchen staff are happy to cater for individual dietary requirements.  If your child has a recognised food allergy for which they are seen by a specialist and they require adjustments to our menu, please ask the office and we can arrange a meeting with our cook and / or Educaterers. 

 

Please ensure the school office is also informed of any dietary requirements/allergies and subsequent changes that take place.  

 

In order to promote eating healthily and to safeguard children with allergies, the following are actively discouraged in children's lunchboxes:

 

                                                   

                                                 chocolate                     fizzy drinks                   nuts                          kiwi fruit

 

Universal Free School Meals (UFSM)

All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils in state-funded schools have free school meals. This is known as “universal entitlement”. It was introduced by the Government in September 2014 with the aim to improve academic attainment and save families money.  All pupils at Bilton Infant School receive a UFSM.

 

Free School Meals (FSM)

Free School Meals (FSM) Families who receive the following benefits are eligible for Free School Meals:

 

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

 

Families who meet this criteria can register for Free School Meals (FSM) using the link below. It is not the same as Universal Free School Meals (UFSM).

 

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

 

Bilton Infant School also receives additional funds for our school for those pupils identified as in receipt of FSM.  We use this funding to target valuable support for pupils.  More information about how we use this funding is available on our website under 'Key information' - ' Pupil Premium'.

Snacks

Children are eligible for FREE fruit or vegetable snacks each day.  That provides 1 of their 5 A Day portions, and helps to increase awareness of the importance of eating fruit and vegetables.  Depending on the season, there's a choice.

 

All the fruit and vegetables are washed before they're handed out, which is usually just before the mid-morning break, normally in individual class groups. 

Snacks on offer

Snacks on offer 1 apples
Snacks on offer 2 bananas
Snacks on offer 3 carrots
Snacks on offer 4 pears
Snacks on offer 5 satsumas
Snacks on offer 6 tomatoes

Drinking

Children are invited to bring a water bottle into school each day to encourage regular drinking throughout the day. 

 

Water is available at lunchtimes  along with a choice of  squash or milk is available for those taking a hot meal.

 

Every child under 5 is entitled to FREE school milk.  If your child is over 5 they are entitled to subsidized milk.

 

 

                                                                              

You can register in two easy ways ...

- go online and register www.coolmilk.com

- collect a form from the office and return to FREEPOST, COOL MILK  

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