Primary school meals menu

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS ABOUT SCHOOL MEALS

All pupils in Primary 1 - Primary 3 are entitled to a free school meal.

All of our school meal menus are compliant with the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008. You can be assured that all school meal menus are nutritionally balanced and meet the required standards.

Bronze award logoThe menu meets the standard required by the Soil Association Catering Mark Bronze Award, which promotes freshly made, sustainable and farm assured meals. Please contact us if you would like more information about this.

All Catering staff are trained in food hygiene, hold an Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate, and receive regular refresher training. All kitchens follow HACCP guidance, and comply with Environmental Health. The catering staff are also trained in nutrition.

Where there is a choice, pupils can choose to have either a starter and main course or a main course and dessert.  Some larger schools may have baked potatoes available every day. There may be occasions where a school changes a dish, to suit the needs of their pupils. If the school is making substitutions, they will let you know.A two course meal is £2.20. Water is available, and milk is available to purchase at 10p for 189ml. All beef served is Scottish, and all fish is Marine Stewardship Council certified. All meat* and poultry is UK Farm Assured. (* excluding haggis) All eggs are free range.  Bread, carbohydrate selection, seasonal vegetables and a salad selection is available every day, as well as a selection of fresh fruit. Yoghurt is always available as an alternative dessert.

The menu is designed largely by pupils, through consultation with them. We run a programme of Pupil Focus Groups, to ensure that pupils are able to contribute to the menu's development, and it also gives them an understanding of having a balanced choice. Teaching staff, catering staff, NHS Dietetics Department and parents have also contributed to its development.

Allergy Advice and Special Diets

The allergy information for our Primary school menu is available in each school kitchen, or by contacting catering@argyll-bute.gov.uk. This will give you the list of dishes served with the allergens present, plus the Carbohydrate count information.

If your child has a food allergy, please contact the school office in the first instance so that any necessary arrangements can be put in place. All Catering Managers have been trained on Allergy Awareness, and every effort will be made to accommodate your child's needs.

A vegetarian meal option is available every day, and many dishes can be altered to accommodate other special diets where this is required.  Where possible, other non-medical special diets may be accommodated. 

Would you like your child to see a dietician? A team of professionals who specialise in helping people learn about food and health can be contacted at High-UHB.DietitiansDirect@nhs.net

We welcome any feedback you may have - if you have any suggestions, or require any information, you can contact the Catering department by emailing catering@argyll-bute.gov.uk, or using the form below.

Ask questions or make a comment or suggestion about school meals

Download a copy of the menu (Spring / Summer 2019)

If you are looking for special diet or allergy information about any of the menu choices, please contact catering@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Week 1

Monday

Chicken curry with rice and Naan bread Or
Homemade quiche (v)

Oatcakes and cheese

Tuesday

Veggie sticks and dips

Homemade steak pie Or
Quorn burger on a bun (v)

Fresh fruit salad and ice cream

Wednesday

Homemade lentil soup

BBQ chicken fillet Or
Homemade macaroni cheese (v)

Selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt

Thursday

Beef burger in a bun Or
Vegetable pasta bake (v)

Homemade sponge and custard

Friday

Tomato soup

Breaded fish Or
Vegetable stir fry (v)

Selection of fruit and yoghurt

Week 2

Monday

Chicken goujons in a wrap Or
Pizza with a selection of toppings (v)

Homemade scone and jam

Tuesday

Homemade chicken noodle soup

Sausage, mash and beans Or
Plated salad (v)

Selection of fruit and yoghurt

Wednesday
THEME DAY!
Thursday

Spaghetti bolognaise Or
Quorn sausage (v)

Fresh fruit salad and ice cream

Friday

Homemade vegetable soup

Salmon Or
Homemade macaroni cheese (v)

Selection of fruit and yoghurt

Week 3

Monday

Cheese burger in a bun Or
Omelette with a variety of fillings (v)

Homemade shortbread biscuit

Tuesday

Homemade lentil soup

Homemade beef mince and potatoes Or
Quorn dippers (v)

Selection of fresh fruit or yoghurt

Wednesday

Chicken curry with rice and Naan bread Or
Homemade tomato pasta

Homemade sponge and custard

Thursday

Homemade chicken and rice soup

Sweet chilli chicken fillet Or
Pizza with a selection of toppings (v)

Selection of fruit and yoghurt

 

Friday

Melon slices

Breaded fish fingers Or
Vegetable enchiladas (v)

Fruit salad and ice cream