Healthy School Lunches
Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies are a focus for all children at Vale. Whether hot school meal or packed lunch from home, we encourage every child to eat healthily every day. We have also looked at how eating well, sleeping well and exercise can have a very positive impact on our emotional health and well-being.
You must order the exact meal 10 days in advance for your child.
Click here for guide on how to order meals.
At school, children in our Early Years, Year 1 & 2 are entitled to a healthy hot meal each day free of charge.
KS2 Free School Meals pupils are entitled to a healthy hot meal each day free of charge.
Medical diets and Lifestyle can be selected at the point of ordering, medical evidence is still required for allergies.
Pupils in Years 3 - 6 can also purchase a healthy hot lunch at a cost of £2.97. Pupils can bring in a healthy packed lunch if they would prefer .
To book your hot meal please click here.
If you have any question please talk to a member of the Vale office team who will talk you through how to access these meals.
The West Sussex Public Health team have produced some handy guidance that can help all of us eat a more balanced, healthy lunch. They recommend the following:
At least 1 portion every day of:
Fruit and Vegetables
Meat, fish, eggs or non-dairy protein
Starchy foods like bread, wraps, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, rice cakes
Dairy items like cheese, low sugar yoghurt, fromage frais, low sugar custard pot
Water, semi-skimmed/skimmed milk
At least 1 portion every 3 weeks of:
Oily fish like salmon, sardines, anchovies, mackerel
Occasionally (but not every day):
Meat products like sausage roll, individual pies, corned meat, sausages
Cakes and biscuits
Never to be included in a school packed lunch:
Salty snacks like crisps
nuts (due to allergies)
Squash, fizzy drinks, fruit shoot, capri sun
If you have any questions about hot school meals or packed lunches, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our incredibly helpful Vale office team.