Our School Meals Offer
We have superb state-of-the-art cooking and dining facilities. We also have an on-site allotment area where we grow our own healthy fruit, herbs and vegetables.
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Our new school catering partners are Caterlink
Free School Meals and Eligibility Checker Details
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Children are allowed, and encouraged, to bring in a healthy break time snack. Our policy on what we allow is indicated below
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Here at Lowther Primary, we encourage children who opt for a packed lunch to eat a nutritious lunch in order to stay healthy. Our policy on what we allow is indicated below.

Please see further down this page for links to other interesting and useful food websites
  Healthy Lunchbox Suggestions
Try to vary the type of bread such as wholemeal, granary or high fibre white bread. Also make sandwiches from different kinds of bread including bread rolls, French bread, bagels and pitta bread as well as sliced bread.
Use a different sandwich filling each day - preferably including a fruit or vegetable.
For example:
Cheese and cucumber
Mashed banana
Grated cheese and carrot
Tuna and sweetcorn
Chicken, lettuce and tomato
Cottage cheese, grated carrot and grated apple
Some fruits to try:
Seedless grapes
Satsumas , tangerines or clementines (peeled and wrapped for younger children)
Small bananas
Apples (can be cut into pieces for younger children and brushed with lemon juice to avoid browning)
Dried fruit such as apricots, dates or raisins
Fruit salad (apples, satsumas, pears, pineapple chunks and grapes work well together. Avoid bananas because they go brown)
Canned fruit transferred to a pot (use fruit stored in natural fruit juices rather than syrup)
Some vegetables to try:
Cherry tomatoes
Carrot sticks
Celery sticks
Cucumber chunks
Baby sweet corn
Grated carrot and raisin salad
Drinks: Uniform Photo  
We only allow unflavoured water as a drink at school
Sweet suggestions:
Malt loaf
A flapjack
Savoury suggestions:
Rice cakes
Fresh Organic Eggs from our Chickens
Bread sticks
A boiled egg
Cheese and crackers
Keep it cool to keep it fresh:
If you make sandwiches the night before, wrap them up and keep them in the fridge overnight.
Keep drinking water in the freezer until the morning before it will be drunk. Then put it directly in the lunch box - it will have thawed by lunchtime and kept the rest of the food cool.
Use a small, insulated Cool Bag.
Here's a website with some additional ideas:  
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Lowther Meals Menu
Our school meals providers are Caterlink and their website can be visited here:
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Did you know that the government gives additional funding to schools for those children entitled to free school meals?

Schools use this money to obtain additional staff and resources that help improve the quality of education.

Please do find out whether your child qualifies for free school meals, and hence whether their school would receive essential additional funding and please do fill in the details requested on the 'Free School Meals Eligibility Checker' website by clicking here.

Your child's school will be informed by this service if your child is entitled to free school meals.
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