Every week we receive requests from mums and dads who want to create school meals at home. This week Emma got in touch with us through our Facebook page to request our sweet potato and lentil curry recipe.
Year 3 Pupils at Oakwood Primary School learnt about healthy eating choices and tucked into Keema Curries, Sweet Chilli Noodle Pots and Sausage Twists with Quorn’s Home Economist Ita Nugent. City Catering Southampton use’s Quorn in school meals and choose to partner with Quorn Foods to promote healthy eating to children, bringing the healthy food plate to the front of their minds.
City Catering Southampton supported Make Lunch volunteers during February half-term, serving 110 meals to children and their families at Valentine Primary School.
Pupils who receive free school meals during term time are often left without a hot meal during the school holidays, and this event was one of many across the UK that aims to fight holiday hunger and provide a support network to the families that need it most. A recent report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger* found that children were returning to school in a worse educational, health, and developmental state than that in which they had left in the summer.
Lunchero – the school menu app created by City Catering Southampton for its nursery, infant, junior, and primary schools – starts secondary school this September with the launch of Lunchero+
“The launch of Lunchero has been a resounding success,” said CEO Rachel Hall, “with hundreds of families across the city downloading and using the app daily, for their children in KS1-2. Quite rightly, our secondary schools have been clamouring for the same service for their pupils, so we’re launching Lunchero+ this September – allowing everyone to access the whole term’s menu, day by day, by individual school,” said Rachel.
Easter 2017: City Catering Southampton (which serves 1.7m nutritious school meals in 47 Southampton schools and nurseries each year) has launched a brand new school menu app: Lunchero. The app has already been downloaded by hundreds of families across Southampton, giving parents and pupils a user-friendly way to view the full term’s menu for their individual school, on a day-by-day basis.
You’re just back from the school run, having traipsed through the rain with umpteen bags. You need a cuppa and some dry clothes. But the kids are already asking “What can I eat while I’m waiting for tea?”.
It’s when most of us grab the biscuit tin, or a packet of crisps, or some kind of dried-fruit snack for them. When you’re spinning plates – work, laundry, groceries, homework, pets, family commitments, cooking, budgeting – it can feel like a challenge too far to worry about rustling up a healthy snack at this point in the day.