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We are very pleased to announce that the Primary school catering team are working towards achieving the 'Food for Life Served Here' bronze level award standard for school meals.  This means our menus will be certified as being freshly prepared, free from GM and other additives, use free range eggs, take account of animal welfare and be sustainably sourced.  North Lanarkshire Council strives to constantly improve and is committed to offer healthy, nutritious and balanced meals to all pupils

The new menu starts from Wednesday the 20th November 2019 and as well as adopting the principles of Food for Life Bronze Award Standards it incorporates some of the expected forthcoming nutritional changes from HMIe regulations.  The proposed standards have been developed to reflect the recommendations published by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) on Energy, Carbohydrates and Health and Iron and Health.  The new menu also picks up action points from our Single Use Plastic Reduction Action Plan.  

See attached our frequently asked questions that explain in more detail why some of the menu changes have been made.word icon Frequently Ask Questions [14kb]  

All meals will have the option of plain milk or chilled fresh water as a drink.

The new menu has chicken sandwich back on the menu, however ham is no longer served.

Children have a choice of two seasonal vegetables and/or salad with their lunch.

The new menu will run for up to one year depending on when the Scottish Government will announce the monitoring of the new changes.

The price of a two course meal is £2.10 and consists of a main course plus soup or sweet treat plus a drink.

A free school meal entitlement is up to the value of the school meal price of £2.10.

Pre-ordering of options 1, 2 and Snack2go is available in most schools. To see the colour bandings, please view the pdf icon Snack2go Leaflet 2019/20 [2Mb].
Fruity Tuesday and Jelly and Fruit Friday are still on the menu and on the other days we have other sweet treats e.g. homemade sponge, homebaking or fruity cookie.  The only milk served will be plain.

Any grapes served to a child in Primary 1-3 as part of the school meals service will be halved to reduce the risk of choking.  Children from P4-7 will receive whole grapes.  Some schools may have to reduce or remove the provision of grapes due to time constraints.

To assist pupils to order in Primary 1 to Primary 3 we have developed a pictorial menu. pdf icon Primary Pictorial Menu 2019/20 [4Mb]

Throughout the year we run specific theme days for school lunches. We have produced a pdf icon Planner 2019 [905kb] to allow you to plan ahead for these events. Each individual school will produce its own promotional material nearer the time.

Please note, if your child has a food allergy or intolerance then you should speak to the Head Teacher/Catering Manager who will advise on the word icon Special Diet Procedure [207kb].

Please use the contact us if you have any questions.

WEEK 1MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Option 1

RED BAND
Beef burger and
vegetable sticks
with  coleslaw
(v) option on request
Macaroni cheese(v)Chicken curry 
and rice
American style
hot dog
Fish bites,
and chips
Option 2

GREEN BAND
Tomato pasta
with garlic bread
(v)
Homemade
pizza and
potato wedges (v)
Soup and half
cheese toastie
with homemade 
coleslaw (v)
Baked potato
with tuna mayo
cheese and
coleslaw fillings (v)
also available
Cowboy beans 
and potato 
waffles (v) *
BLUE BANDS
Snack 2 go
Sandwich, drink
plus item from
white box below
Choice of chicken,
tuna, cheese
Choice of egg 
mayonnaise, tuna,
cheese
Choice of chicken,
tuna, cheese
Choice of chicken,
tuna, cheese
Choice of egg 
mayonnaise, tuna,
cheese
Soup, sweet
treat, fruit or
yoghurt
 
Tomato soup (v)
homemade sponge 
cake
Lentil soup (v)
fruity Tuesday
 
Seasonal vegetable 
soup (v)
homebaking 
Potato and leek (v)
soup, fruity cookie
Lentil soup (v)
jelly and fruit Friday
 

* Quorn
Week one menu available week beginning: 18 November, 9 December, 6 January, 27 January, 17 February, 9 March, 30 March, 20 April, 11 May,
1 June, 22 June, 10 August, 31 August, 21 September.

WEEK 2MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Option 1

RED BAND
Turkey burger
and seasoned 
diced potatoes
Chicken curry
and rice
Pasta bolognese
 
Mince 
and tatties
Breaded fish,
chips with
beetroot
Option 2

GREEN BAND
Creamy pasta
with garlic
bread (v)
Cheese wheels(v)Dippers with 
a warm wrap
and crunchy
salad (v)
Homemade
pizza(v)
Homemade Quorn
sausage roll
and mashed
potato (v)
BLUE BANDS
Snack 2 go
Sandwich, drink
plus item from
white box below
Choice of chicken,
tuna, cheese
Choice of egg 
mayonnaise, tuna,
cheese

Choice of chicken,
tuna, cheese
 
Choice of chicken,
tuna, cheese
Choice of egg 
mayonnaise, tuna,
cheese
Soup, sweet
treat, fruit or
yoghurt
Potato and
leek soup(v)
homemade
sponge cake
Lentil soup (v)
fruity Tuesday
 
Seasonal vegetable
soup (v) homebaking
selection, 
 
Tomato soup,(v)
Fruity cookie

 

Lentil soup (v)
 jelly and fruit
Friday 
 

Week two menu available week beginning: 25 November, 16 December, 13 January, 3 February, 24 February, 16 March, 27 April, 18 May, 8 June,
17 August, 7 September, 28 September
 

WEEK 3MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Option 1

RED BAND
Chicken curry
and rice
Salmon fish 
fingers and 
mashed 
potatoes
Beef burger with
seasoned diced
potatoes
(v) veg burger available
on request
Steak pie
and mashed
potatoes
Breaded fish
and chips
 
Option 2

GREEN BAND
Baked potato
and vegetable
curry (v)

Cheese and 
coleslaw fillings
also available
Homemade
pizza (v)
Macaroni cheese
(v)
Scrambled eggs 
and toast 
(v) option beans 
Nuggets and
chips (v)
BLUE BANDS
Snack 2 go
Sandwich, drink
plus item from
white box below
Choice of chicken,
tuna, cheese
Choice of egg
mayo, tuna,
cheese
Choice of chicken,
tuna, cheese
Choice of chicken,
tuna, cheese
Choice of egg
mayo, tuna,
cheese

Soup, sweet
treat, fruit or
yoghurt
Carrot soup (v)
homemade 
sponge cake
Lentil (v)
fruity Tuesday 
Minestone
soup(v)
homebaking
selection,
Seasonal vegetable
soup (v) 
fruity cookie
Lentil soup (v)
jelly and fruit Friday
 

Week three menu available week beginning: 2 December, 20 January, 10 February, 2 March, 23 March, 4 May, 25 May, 15 June, 24 August,
14 September, 5 October

All children get a choice of  2 seasonal vegetables or fresh salad with each option.

All meals have a drink included - water or milk 

Free bread and chilled water provided daily.

All items on the menu are subject to availability. Changes to the menu may occur throughout the year, for example, during Theme days and for unavoidable problems with deliveries.

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