At Lowther Endowed School we offer healthy and nutritious meals which are prepared fresh every day on site by Mellors. We have delicious menus that provide fantastic value for money, which operate on a three weekly cycle. The children don't have to pre-order their lunch choice; they can choose each day from a main meal, jacket potato or sandwich. We work with the children and very quickly get to know their likes and dislikes. Each day we have a choice of pudding, fruit or yoghurt.
We believe that school lunches should be memorable for the right reasons and we love to get involved with school topics and have themed lunches when possible.
At lunchtimes, the children are served their meals by Anthony the cook and are looked after by our fabulous team of lunchtime supervisors together with on-duty teaching staff. They make sure that the children are well cared for and get the most out of their lunch time.
School meals are free of charge for pupils in Reception, year 1 and year 2 as part of the government universal free school meals scheme.
For pupils in KS2, meals are currently £2.70 per day and the current weeks charges will appear on your SchoolMoney account each Friday. If you'd prefer not to pay online, accounts can be settled by cash or cheque payable to Cumbria County Council, via the school office. Meals must be paid for in full by the end of each half term.
We prefer all children to have a school lunch, for many reasons. It is vital that providing school meals on site is cost-effective. Meals are attractive, balanced and healthy. However, we do appreciate that sometimes this does not fit in with your family life. Food in lunch boxes should still be balanced and not contain sweets, chocolate or fizzy drinks. Crisps are discouraged. Healthy lunchboxes - Food A Fact Of Life
BREAK TIME SNACKS
As part of our commitment to promoting healthy eating, we have produced the following snack policy. Healthy eating does not mean avoiding all the foods children enjoy, it means a balance between a variety of foods.
KEY STAGE 1 children are entitled to a piece of free fruit or a vegetable every day, provided by the school.
KEY STAGE 2 Children in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 are encouraged to eat a snack during morning playtime, but this is a parental choice.
Suitable snacks are:
At playtime children are not permitted to eat sweets, crisps, popcorn, chocolate, biscuits or cakes. This is in compliance with the School Food Standards. Where possible, we would like to cut down on any rubbish or unnatural waste (ie wrappers).
Children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day (in a named bottle please) and milk is offered to all KS1 children at a small charge to parents (22p a day). Children under the age of 5 are given free milk.