We are really lucky to have a kitchen on site where all school meals are cooked freshly each day.
The cost of meals is £2.40 per day. There are always options within the menu and pupils have the opportunity to add salad to their choice.
Monies should be paid weekly via our online payment system or using PayPoint. If you require a password reminder or a new PayPoint slip, please ask at the school office.
Free school meals are provided for the children of parents who qualify and those children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Details of how to apply may be acquired from the School Office, or you can click the link to apply online: www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals . It must be stressed that all information is confidential.
Our catering providers are Caterlink and they have themed meals each term.
We expect pupils to have a healthy and balanced packed lunch. This is as much about forming good habits as it is about having a healthy meal.
Almost 1 in 5 children are overweight or obese when they start primary school, rising to 1 in 3 when they start secondary school. By 2020 it’s estimated half of all children will be overweight or obese. Obese children are much more likely to be obese adults, causing significant health risks as well as low self-esteem and body image.
The capacity for the healthcare system to support children and families is increasingly challenging. Please help us to help your children and families.
At Mundella we encourage pupils to get into healthy habits. As well as ensuring that fruit and bagels are available every morning for all pupils, we actively expect packed lunches to be healthy and balanced.
Our "Five Star Lunch Box" should consist of -
Where possible; either as part of the filling for a sandwich or a vegetable option, protein should be included within the meal.
Pupils will have ample opportunity to eat and drink other items therefore we thank you for ensuring that packed lunches fit this model.
We do not expect to see pupils eating high sugar or salt products before school and would prefer sweets and treats to remain off the school premises at the end of the day.
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