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As with the changes to school meals following the introduction of the School Food Trust’s (SFT) food based standards, non-lunch standards are to be introduced from September 2007 for food and drink that is sold/served by schools through the rest of the school day. Sections below will help you translate the guidance available at www.schoolfoodtrust.org.uk Our tuck shop will meet these standards.

There are some foods and drinks under discussion, please await an update. *Any concerns about the standards in relation to oral health can be addressed using a whole school approach to healthy eating. For example, sourcing dried fruit with no added sugar or providing still water instead of sparkling. Currently the school sells both sparkling and still water.

Foods Allowed in the standards:

  • Fruit & vegetables (tinned in own juice, fresh & dried*)
  • Water (still or sparkling*)
  • Milk (Skimmed or Semi skimmed)
  • Nuts and Seeds (no added sugar/salt/fat)
  • Cheese (100%)
  • Plain popcorn (no added sugar/salt/fat)
  • Bread Rolls (buttered by the consumer or unbuttered)

Foods labelled healthier such as the following will not be allowed:

  • Plain rice crackers
  • Cereal Bars
  • School Bars (dried fruit bar with added sugar)
  • Flapjack
  • Crisps like products e.g. fruit or vegetable crisps

Breakfast Club

The breakfast club will be open from 8.00am – 8.30am in the dining room where students will be able to buy any of the following items:

  • 2 slices of toast, butter & jam
  • Cereals with milk
  • Piece of fruit
  • Yoghurts
  • Corner yoghurts

Paying for the food will be in the same manner as the tuck shop and lunchtime by using the cashless system. If you want your child to use the club please send extra money to cover the cost of breakfast so that your child can ‘top up’ their account.