I’m Nicola and I am really happy to have recently joined school as the new Catering Manager.
At Baguley Hall we want every child to have a hot, nutritious, home cooked meal at lunchtime. As well as supporting their health now, this will also support them to develop healthy habits for life.
Since starting in September, I have reviewed all the menus, recipes, and produce providers and made changes to ensure the best quality and nourishment for your child and excellent value for money. Some dishes may have been on the menu previously but they are being made to a new recipe, with more fresh ingredients. For example, pasta sauces are now made from scratch and my clever use of fruit puree reduces the sugar content of our desserts whilst adding to their ‘5 a day!’
Please actively encourage your child to try school meals. I will cater for all dietary needs and allergies. I have 20 years’ experience as a Chef and I know how important this can be. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your child’s individual needs.
The new menu will be in place for your child’s return to school after half term. Our fruit and salad trolley is available each lunchtime and will have regularly changing elements to allow them to try new foods.
Please contact the admin team to adjust your child’s meal pattern, whether it’s all week or just a day or two; they don’t need to commit to a school meal every day, they can just try things that you know they will like and then, in time, hopefully they will be encouraged to try new things too!
The team and I look forward to welcoming your child to the dining hall.
All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to a FREE school lunch.
If your child is in another Year group and you are unsure if they are eligible for Income Related Free School Meals you can apply at:https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims or contact the school office for advice.
Whilst we encourage all our children to enjoy a home cooked meal everyday in the school dining room, we understand that some families prefer to opt for packed lunches. We have a National Healthy Schools Award and as part of this we operate a healthy packed lunch policy. We expect all packed lunches to conform with this policy.
A healthy balanced diet has been shown to have a positive effect on behaviour. It plays a vital role in growth and development as well as in avoiding obesity, tooth decay, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.