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See the menu for schools in Stirling here.

Catering is provided by Stirling Council Facilities Management

Menus

We are dedicated to providing appetising and nutritious meals for schools and older people and working in partnership with Education and Forth Valley Health Board, we provide suitable menus for people with special dietary needs.

Our menus conform to The Health (Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007. Details of primary and secondary weekly menus and menus for children with special dietary needs are provided on this page.

View the current menu for Primary and Secondary schools.

Food for Life

We have been awarded the Silver Food for Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association for our Primary menus. The Catering Mark is an independent endorsement that we serve food made from fresh ingredients, which are free from undesirable additives and better for animal welfare.

Requirements for the Food for Life Catering Mark are:

  • No undesirable additives or hydrogenated fats
  • At least 75%of dishes on the menu are freshly prepared
  • Meat is farm assured as a welfare minimum
  • Eggs are from cage-free hens
  • Menus are seasonal and produce that is in season is highlighted
  • Continuous professional development is available to catering staff, including training in fresh food preparation
  • No GM ingredients
  • Use only organic milk

Working with the Soil Association, we are committed to changing the present convenience food culture and reconnecting young people with freshly prepared food and its source.

This film explains more about Food for Life and what we are doing schools.

Primary Schools

Our menus are seasonal, the Spring/Summer menu is available from April to October and the current Autumn /Winter menu is from 19th October 2015 to 1st April 2016.

The ticket price for a primary lunch is £2.10 and is FREE for all P1 to P3 pupils.

We have a 3 week menu cycle that allows us to offer more popular menu items and provide balanced, nutritious lunches based on current healthy eating guidelines.

Fresh bread, seasonal salads, fruit juice and milk are available each day. Yoghurt and Fruit is always available as an alternative to the pudding.

 

Special Diets

We believe that any child who has special dietary needs should be able to choose to have a school meal and be appropriately catered for.

We have worked in partnership with Forth Valley Health Services and Education to produce guidance on the different types of special diets which may be required.

Our Policy and Guidance to Educational Establishments on the Provision of Medically Prescribed Diets, (Aug 2009) contains guidance for parents/guardians and staff and also Special Diet Referral forms that must be completed for each child for every school year.

Special Diet Menus for Primary Schools.

If you have any concerns about your child’s dietary needs, please contact your Head Teacher who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you and the school Catering team.

Free School Meals

Free School Meals are available to all P1 to P3 pupils in schools.

Parents/Guardians should inform the school if a child has any special dietary requirements. Arrangements can be made to meet with Catering staff who will organise a menu plan along with NHS dieticians.

Families on a low income or who receive income support, family credit or income-based jobseekers allowance may be entitled to free school meals.

Please note that Free school meals applications can be made at any time during the year and free meals will be provided from the date the application is approved.

Recipes

A sample of recipes from our Autumn/Winter Primary lunch menu is available here. If you would like any other recipes from the Primary or Secondary lunch menus, please contact us on 01786 233252 or email us. 

Adverse Weather

Please note that during prolonged periods of bad weather our weekly menus may be different from planned and could vary from school to school. If you have any concerns about this, please contact your school for more information.

 

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