Beamont Primary Academy recognises that eating in school should be a pleasurable experience which helps children to develop healthy eating habits. A child's lunch must provide them with the energy and nutrients they need to get the most from their school day.
If you opt to provide a packed lunch for your child, we do encourage you to make healthy choices when preparing this.
As a general principle, we promote healthy, balanced packed lunches. They should consist of:
- Fruit and vegetables
- Unrefined starchy food - for example multigrain bread, pasta or rice
- Sources of protein - meat, fish, eggs, beans etc.
- Milk or other dairy foods - i.e. cheese
- A small amount of fat, sugar and salt
- Water, milk or juice
Please make sure that it has their name and class name written on to the bag.
Also, please be mindful of the materials in your child's lunch box. Try to limit the amount of single use plastic and talk to your child about recyclable materials and what they should return home with - i.e. drink bottles and containers.
Be aware that we are a NUT FREE school. We have children at school who have nut allergies and would require medical assistance if they came into contact with any nuts. Therefore, please ensure your child's snack/packed lunch do not contain any nuts and check ingredients if you are not sure.
School meals are prepared on site in the school's kitchens. Our school cook is available should you wish to speak to her about any specific dietary need your child may have. Please call in at the main office or telephone the school number to speak to her.
School hot dinners cost £2.60 per day. We are a cashless school, and parents/carers make payments for school meals through ParentPay.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a free hot dinner every day.
Follow this link to the Warrington Borough Council School Meals page for more information and to find the latest published menu.