The kitchen at Charnwood is rated as a 5* (very good) establishment by the Food Standards Agency. We have a healthy eating policy which applies throughout the day including lunch and snacks. Within a varied menu, individual needs are met and special diets including allergies accommodated. There is usually a hot dish of the day, a salad selection, a dessert and fresh fruit, and children are encouraged to try different tastes. Milk and drinking water are available at snack time and with lunch; drinking water is also available throughout the day, each child has their own individual water bottle.
Healthy eating also involves good social habits. Therefore, as they sit together, children are encouraged to help one another (e.g. pouring drinks), to say please and thank-you, and to develop good eating skills.