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The Government is now funding the provision for all primary aged children, up to and including Year 2, to have a school meal daily. To find out more go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-infant-free-school-meals
At Victoria C of E Infant and Nursery School we are delighted to announce the introduction of the Hertfordshire Catering Pupil Choice Menu. This is a system which is gradually being implemented in schools throughout Hertfordshire as it gives parents the reassurance that their child will receive a meal of their choice.
Children may select from one of the following options:
Option A - School meal every day (including the packed lunch/cold option) - Monday to Friday
Option B - Home Packed Lunch every day - Monday to Friday
Option C - Home Packed Lunch - Monday to Thursday and School meal on a Friday
HCL who provide the school meals are changing the way that they process applications for children with food allergies or intolerances, as well as for those who require an amended menu due to religious or cultural reasons.
If your child is already receiving a special menu then you will need to re-register your child’s details on the HCL website - www.hertscatering.co.uk/allergy-menu-application. To ensure that food groups are not withdrawn from diets without medical supervision and to also ensure that HCL has a full understanding of the medical implications, applications for pupils requiring a special menu for medical reasons can only be made with supporting evidence from a medical professional. If you do not hold medical evidence there is a form on the website that can be downloaded and taken to a GP for them to stamp and sign.