School Dinners and Milk
School Dinners and Nutrition
Children at Norwood Green Infants have the choice of either a school meal, a packed lunch or they can go home for lunch.
Menus are provided termly by an external company called Chartwells. The meals are freshly cooked on site at the juniors, in their school kitchen, and transported over to the infants where they are served to our children.
Every day the children have the option of a main dish, a vegetarian dish or a halal dish. They will always have the option of fish on Friday. Alongside these options there is a choice of jacket potato,
a filled roll, seasonal vegetables, salad, fresh fruit and fresh bread. Children are also provided with fresh water. Should your child have any dietary requirements for medical or religious reasons please notify the school.
All Infants, (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children) are entitled to a free school meal under the Universal Infants Free School Meals Initiative.
All school dinner choices need to be booked two weeks in advance, online.
If you miss the two week deadline, you will have to provide your child with a packed lunch.
Booking Your Child’s Meal
Please click on the link below to view this term’s school dinner menu. You can view the accompanying allergen list within the menu.
You will need to log into your ‘ParentPay’ account, select ‘Make Meal Bookings’ then choose the date you would like to book. Once you click on each day you will have the option to choose the meal for your child. Once you have selected the meal/s, you then ‘Confirm Bookings’. You will need to do this for each child at the school.
Click Here to Book Your Child’s Meals
If you are experiencing any difficulties placing orders on ‘ParentPay’ or you have any queries please contact the school office.
Packed lunches must be brought into school in a suitable lunch box. They are stored outside the classrooms, on trollies until lunchtime.
Please do not include nuts of any type, including sesame seeds or nut containing products such as peanut butter, Nutella in sandwiches, cereal bars containing nuts etc. This is due to a high number of children having severe allergies within the school. Please do not include any fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate. Also ensure grapes, cherry tomatoes or any similar fruit are cut in half length-ways to minimise the risk of your child choking.
Please ensure your child has a balanced meal that contains something savoury, such as a sandwich/roti and also a piece of fresh fruit.
Our school milk is supplied by Cool Milk Ltd. Under 5's receive milk free of charge; you simply need to register that your child would like to have it. Milk is supplied at a subsidised rate for over 5's. Please visit the Cool Milk website (www.coolmilk.com) to register your child and to manage payments (if your child is over 5yrs old) for your child's milk.
We do encourage parents to take up this option.
Children aged 4-6 Years are entitled to a free piece of fruit each day from the national Fruit Scheme.
We encourage all children to eat a piece of fruit every day. Children may also bring in a piece of fruit for playtime if they wish.