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North Cadbury Church of England Primary School


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North Cadbury Church of England Primary School


Lunch Menus

School meals are a great choice for your child.  The menu is available on ParentPay and meal choices can be booked online. Meals cost £2.50 but children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 qualify for Universal Free School Meals so there is no charge.  The deadline for booking meals is the midnight on Sunday, 8 days before the week in question.

If you choose to make a packed lunch, please consider these top tips for preparing a healthier lunchbox.



  • We are a NUT-FREE SCHOOL. It is essential for the health of certain children that NO CHOCOLATE SPREADS such as Nutella are used because they contain nuts.
  • Chocolate bars are not permitted at break time or lunchtime



Preparing your child's lunchbox

A healthier lunchbox should:

  • be based on starchy carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta)
  • include fresh fruit and vegetables/salad
  • include a source of protein such as beans and pulses, eggs, fish, meat, cheese (or dairy alternative)
  • include a side dish such as a low-fat and lower-sugar yoghurt (or dairy alternative), tea cake, fruit bread, plain rice/corn cakes, homemade plain popcorn, sugar-free jelly
  • include a drink such as water, skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, sugar-free or no-added-sugar drinks


The Eatwell Guide shows you how to have a healthy balanced diet and can help you decide what to put in your child's lunchbox.


Find healthy lunchbox ideas at Change4Life.


Breaktime snacks

It is easier to have finger food for a snack. Change4Life suggest:

  • Chop up raw veggies such as carrots or peppers and give them hummus or cottage cheese to dip the veggies in.
  • Try chopped apple, satsuma segments, strawberries, blueberries, halved grapes or melon slices to make it easier for them to eat. Add a squeeze of lemon juice to stop them from going brown.
  • Breadsticks and wholemeal crackers are great finger foods. Try spreading low-fat soft cheese on them.
  • Swap cakes, chocolate, cereal bars and biscuits with malt loaf, tea cakes, fruit breads or fruit. Fruit can be fresh or canned (in juice, not syrup).
  • Dried fruit is not recommended as a snack between meals as it's high in sugar and can be bad for teeth, but it's OK when eaten as part of a meal. 
  • Here are more ideas for healthy food swaps.


Making lunchboxes healthier

It may take a while for your child to get used to a healthier lunchbox but keep trying. These tips may help: