School Meal Menu Information
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We are very proud of our school meals at Pensford. They contribute significantly to our 'Happiness' value! As a small school we are particularly fortunate that all our meals are still cooked on-site from scratch by our wonderful chef, Mrs Medcraft. She works for Edwards and Ward, our meals providers. We chose Edwards and Ward because they are passionate about involving children in meals, and learning about food, as well as just providing them with a tasty lunch. You can find out more about Edwards and Ward on a 1-page profile they've given us.
We are grateful to all those parents and children of all ages who continue to take up school meals because only with their support can this arrangement continue to be funded.
As you might expect, all the dishes produced by Edwards and Ward Meals Service meet the Government's Nutritional Standards and are analysed using the 'SAFFRON Nutritional Analysis System'.
Even more than that, our fresh foods are locally sourced and our cook, Sarah, chooses the freshest locally sourced produce every week from fresh-range to prepare our delicious menus. Edwards and Ward use red tractor or farm assured meats in all schools and also use fair trade products. All fish products meet 'Marine Stewardship Council' Standards (MSC)
We are delighted that we can offer this quality, which of course comes FOR FREE for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Even in the older years, where parents pay for meals, it's hard to imagine where else you could get a roast dinner (for example) of this quality for £2.65!
Our menus have been compiled to offer children an imaginative range of interesting dishes.
- Quorn - a quality, purely vegetarian alternative source of protein to meat is used in our menus.
- Free range eggs from a local farm are always used.
- All pork meets RSPCA standards and all other meat meets the Red Tractor, Farm Assured standard.
- Special Diet Requests - We can cater for pupils with food intolerance. Please contact us on 01761 490470 for further details.