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School Dinners

Our school meals are provided by Pabulum and are prepared for us each day at Homewood School. A meal costs £2.35 per day or £11.75 per week. Dinners should be paid in advance; please see our school meals policy for full details: https://www.high-halden.kent.sch.uk/whole-school-policies/ 

 

Please see below for the current menu.

 

 

 

Packed Lunches

A child’s lunch should include only the following:

 

  • A portion of starchy food, e.g. wholegrain bap/bread, sesame seed pitta bread, plain crackers, pasta or rice salad
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables, e.g. apple/orange/banana, cherry tomatoes, carrots sticks, mini fruit chunks, etc
  • A portion of milk or dairy food, e.g. cheese, plain/fruit yoghurt, etc.
  • Small portion of lean meat, fish or alternative, e.g. two slices of ham, chicken, beef, Quorn, cheese, tuna, egg or hummus, etc.
  • A drink - fruit juice (not fizzy or diluted squash), water (not flavoured), milk (not flavoured) 

 

Parents are advised to include an ice pack. Food products prepared and stored in ambient temperatures, can after a period of between two to four hours, have increased levels of bacteria in them, which may be harmful to your child. Although the school provides ambient storage facilities, the school cannot take legal responsibility for foods prepared at home and then brought into school. 

 

In addition, the school requests that parents do not include the following items in packed lunches:

 

  • Sweets 
  • Fizzy drinks/sugary drinks
  • Sweet nut bars, etc.
  • Foods containing nuts, etc.
  • Packets of salted nuts

 

Our latest Healthy Packed Lunch leaflet can be found below. 

 

Cool Milk

 

Our school milk scheme

Did you know our school has a school milk scheme?
By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day.

“How much does it cost?”
Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.

“Why should I register my child?”
School milk provides your child with essential nutrients such as calcium and protein, for strong, healthy teeth and bones. It is also rehydrating and energy boosting, helping to bridge the long gap between breakfast and lunch so children stay focused.

“How do I register my child?”

If your child is under five-

  1. Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
  2. Just register by a Tuesday for your child’s free milk to start the following week.
  3. Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child’s fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request three weeks before this time- if you wish for your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.

 

If your child is over five-

  1. Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
  2. Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in instalments to suit you.  If registering online you can pay straight away, if using a registration form you will need to wait to receive a payment request.
  3. Just pay by a Tuesday for your child’s milk to start the following week.

“How do I find out more?”
Visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on 0844 854 2913.

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