At St Joseph’s School, our lunch caterers are Eden, a company accredited with the Gold Food for Life catering mark. Eden are at the forefront of promoting a healthy lifestyle and believe that a successful school catering operation is driven by developing a true working partnership with pupils, parents and carers.
Eden prides themselves on their nutritionists and Menu Development team, working hard to develop delicious and nutritious meals that pupils will enjoy which meet the School Food Standards. Menus offer an exciting range of different fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses and types of meat and fish and include nutritionally enhanced recipes to offer a great balance of nutrients for pupils, including:
- Desserts which contain 50% fruit, to help pupils on their way to achieving their 5 a day
- Dishes enhanced with extra vegetables to increase provision of fibre, folate, vitamin A and vitamin C
- Dishes enhanced with wholegrain ingredients to offer pupils a great source of fibre for healthy digestion
Please find more information on Eden via: Eden Introductory letter for Parents and Carers
All children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 are entitled to receive a nutritious meal every lunchtime for free as part of the government’s Universal Infant Free School Meal grant. If you would like your child in Reception, Years 1 or 2 to receive a school lunch, please notify the school office at the beginning of each half term. School meals for children in Nursery and in Key Stage 2, (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) costs £2 per day and is paid for via our online payment system at www.schoolgateway.com.
Below are the menus for school meals on a 4 week rotation: