We use a catering company called Dolce to provide the school meals at Noremarsh. This is the same caterer that is used by Wootton Bassett Infants. More information can be provided by the school office.
All meals are booked and paid for online using the “School Grid” app
Noremarsh Lunches Policy
Healthy Luchbox Ideas
At Noremarsh we encourage our children to have healthy lunchboxes to keep them sustained throughout the day.
If children opt to bring a packed lunch, please make sure that it is in line with our healthy eating policy and ideally should not contain chocolate, sweets and fizzy drinks.
Lunch should supply approximately one third of the daily energy requirements your child needs, as well as a third of protein, carbohydrate, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Try to include:
One protein rich food such as fish, meat, eggs, poultry, tofu, pulses/beans or houmous
One carbohydrate food such as wholemeal or granary bread, pasta, oatcakes or rice. Try wholemeal/brown ‘complex’ carbohydrates as they release sugar much slower to help give children sustained energy
One preferably two portions of fresh fruit or dried fruit
One dairy food or calcium rich food such as cheese, yogurt, milk
One portion of salad or vegetables such as carrot sticks, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, or a good amount of salad in a sandwich
200-300ml of water or unsweetened fruit juice
Choose one from this list:
Wholemeal pittas with grated cheese and tomato or soft cheese and cucumber
Wholemeal sandwiches with tuna, mayo and cucumber
Wholemeal or white pasta twirls with tomato and vegetable sauce
Brown/white rice salad with tinned salmon, tomatoes, cucumber & spring onion
Homemade soup in flask and wholemeal or granary roll
Small pot of houmous with wholemeal/white pitta, oatcakes or breadsticks and chopped cucumber, peppers, carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes
Tinned tuna/salmon or chicken or egg salad with lots of crunchy vegetables
Tortilla wraps with avocado and chicken salad or any of the above fillings
Chicken drumstick with crunchy salad (peppers, carrots, lettuce, cherry tomatoes)
Choose two from this list (preferably one or two fruit and one vegetable):
Fresh fruit salad (minimum 3 different pieces)
Two pieces of whole fruit – try smaller sized
One portion of dried fruit and one fresh fruit
Raw carrot sticks
Calcium rich foods:
Natural yoghurt with fresh fruit to add in
Small carton of milk
Flapjack with seeds and dried fruit
Small pack of dried fruit
Rice cakes (plain or flavoured)
Blueberry or fruit muffin
Mini oatcakes with houmous
Boiled egg (children like to shell them themselves)
Seed mix – pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds with raisins
Include a bottle of still water in your child’s packed lunch. We usually only allow water to drink. Soft/fizzy/fruit juice drinks are not allowed as they are packed with sugar and often colourings, additives, preservatives and aspartame (a sugar substitute), which can become addictive and affect moods. They are also very messy and sticky to clear up if spilt.
Avoid processed foods in your child’s lunch box as they are high in sugar, saturated fats, salt and often have chemical additives, preservatives, colourings and sugar substitutes that can change children’s behaviour and can prevent them from concentrating.
Things to avoid are:
Crisps – high in fat, salt and often contains monosodium glutamate
MSG Sweets – high in sugar and colourings
Soft/fizzy/fruit based drinks – high in sugar, colourings and or aspartame (a sugar substitute)
Chocolate – high in fat and sugar
|Oat cakes, Rice cakes||Sweets (mints, chewing gum, fruit pastels, liquorice, toffees, marsh mallows)|
|Dried Fruits – raisins, mangos, apricots, etc||Chocolate|
|Unsweetened fruit juice||Fizzy/Soft Drinks|
|Cereal bars without any Hydrogenated Fats. Oat bars are best. Fruit muffins, carrot cakes, flapjacks||Colourings, Hydrogenated Fats, Monosodium Glutamate MSG, Aspartame|
IMPORTANT: Please can you not send any nuts or peanut butter into school as some children are allergic to them.
Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack in for breaktime, such as fruit or vegetables. This includes dried fruits such as raisins.
We are always conscious of the environmental impact of additional packaging being brought into school and the littering this can cause on our site. Where possible please avoid excess plastic bags and wrappers.
Please do not send crisps, chocolate or biscuits for breaktime snack.
We encourage all children to bring a water bottle into school each day.
These should be kept in the classroom for easy access and can be taken outside during break and lunchtimes so that water can be drunk during these times of physical activity.
Each class teacher will have their own system for where water bottles are stored in class, depending on the age of the children and the classroom layout. Children are encouraged to have water at the beginning and end of lessons, rather than in the middle, to avoid disruptions to learning.
Water bottles should only contain still water. If a child is reluctant to drink plain water, this is something we want to overcome as its health benefits are enormous. There are a water bottles available with a section for fresh fruit infusions and this is a fun and colourful way to entice your child to drink water.
Please note: No fizzy drinks, fruit cordials, fruit juices or flavoured waters are allowed. Not only do they cause a sticky mess if spilt or if the bottle leaks in a child’s bag but they often contain sugar, colourings, additives, preservatives and aspartame (a sugar substitute), which can become addictive and affect moods. It is also not advisable for children to sip these drinks throughout the day as it can lead to tooth decay.
We offer 10p toast to the children at breaktimes. Children can buy a piece of tasty toast for 10p. This helps to keep children warm in the chillier days and months and is a healthy snack to keep them going from breakfast until lunchtime. Pupil premium children receive this free.