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Food at Fairseat
Here at Channing Junior School we have a dedicated catering team who provide the children with fresh, home cooked food on a daily basis. There is a huge focus on the purchase and preparation of fresh ingredients which are sourced locally wherever practical. This not only has positive environmental implications, but also helps to support local businesses; an example of this is the close working relationship we have with our greengrocer whose shop is situated right next door to the school.
Our butcher has been in business since 1926 and has always endeavoured to supply British reared produce over all other alternatives. We also have strict controls in place to ensure that all of our fresh and frozen fish is responsibly sourced and has M.S.C (Marine Stewardship Council) accreditation and that all of our tuna is ‘Dolphin Friendly’.
Our catering committee meets termly and input from parent groups is a big part of the menu development process as are seasonality, nutritional balance and cultural diversity.
Fruit is available in abundance and children are actively encouraged to take vegetables or salads with every meal. We strive to set our nutritional standards over and above those set by the F.S.A.
Vegetarian choices are available daily and these are developed with a good protein supplement at their core. Wholegrain foods are also widely used such as brown rice and wholemeal pasta.
Mondays are meat free, as requested by pupils at the school to reduce environmental impact and to live a healthier life (meatfreemondays.com).
We have a vegetable garden within the grounds of the school and the children are regularly encouraged to sample unusual varieties of fruits, vegetables and seasonal herbs.
The school has a strict ‘no nuts’ policy with full restrictions on the purchase of nut products. The industry norm for manufacturers is to highlight ‘may contain traces of nuts’ on their packaging.
Children with dietary requirements are catered for and our in-house catering staff are trained to help with menu choices in a discreet and understanding manner.
Junior School menus