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Fairway Infant School

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All children at Fairway are entitled to a free school lunch under the Government's Universal Infant Free School Meals initiative.

 

We are proud to work with Chartwells for your children’s school lunches. Chartwells believe that the key to fuelling young minds comes from understanding both what they need and what they enjoy, which is why they develop nutritious and delicious food that pupils love, alongside helping to ensure a healthy body and mind. Their passionate culinary experts work closely with us to ensure every child receives healthy food, perfectly suited to meet their needs and dietary requirements.

 

How to order: Log on at www.parentpay.com to choose and book your meals. Orders need to be placed by midnight Thursday, ten days ahead of the week required. For example, meals for the week starting Monday 12th would have an order deadline of Thursday 1st.

You will have received an activation letter and temporary password to set up your ParentPay account. If you need this resent, please contact your school office.

 

For children with food intolerances and allergies, Chartwells have a dedicated team of medical diet nutritionists on hand to support allergen aware children and their parents. More information on their medical diet process can be found here: The Chartwells Approach to Medical Diets | Chartwells

Parents and guardians can contact the medical diet nutrition team directly on:  westsussexspecialdiets@compass-group.co.uk.

To find out more about Chartwells, visit their website or contact the school catering team. Weblink: Primary School Caterers You Can Trust | Chartwells

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Packed Lunches

If you decide your child would rather bring a packed lunch into school they can, although we encourage most children to have a hot dinner.  

Packed lunches need to be brought into school in a named lunchbox.  

 

Ideally please make sure your packed lunch contains:  

1) A portion of bread (or similar), rice, potatoes or pasta  

2) Plenty of fruit and vegetables  

3) A portion of dairy or a calcium rich alternative  

4) Some protein in the form of beans, pulses, fish, egg, meat  

5) A healthy drink 

 

What About Treats?  

 

treat noun ‘an event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure’ 

 

 It is fine to add an extra treat on occasion – maybe a few times  a week.  

Given too often and it won’t be seen as ‘special’. And you should still try to make sure it is a healthier choice.  

Some good options include: 

 A slice of malt loaf or banana bread, a teacake or low sugar flapjack / cereal bar, rice pudding pot or sugar-free jelly  

Unsalted pretzels, plain popcorn, rice or corn cakes with cream cheese, crackers & cheese, vegetable or bread sticks with a dip  

 

And remember, treats don’t have to be food – why not add a little note, sticker or joke in the lunchbox to make your little one smile instead? 

 

During lunch time the children are encouraged to eat all that is in their lunch box. Any uneaten lunch goes home for you to see how much your child has eaten. 

Please do not send in any foods that contain nuts, as we are a nut aware school.  Sweets and fizzy drinks are not allowed. 

 

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