We know that what children eat and drink can significantly affect not only health but how they learn and behave.
In order to ensure that all of the children at Albion have the best possible access to teaching and learning, we have spent a lot of time ensuring that the lunch menus offered to our children are made up of tasty, filling and nutritious food cooked from scratch.
Southwark currently provides healthy meals free of charge to all children from Reception to Year 6.
Our school meals are provided by Accent Catering. Children are offered each day a choice of three hot main meals a day (a meat option, a vegetarian option and a vegan option) along with freshly cooked vegetables, homemade bread and an extensive salad bar, all freshly made on the premises. All desserts are made on the premises from fresh ingredients, not mixes. Yoghurt and fresh fruit feature daily on our menus, helping children to achieve that goal of “five a day” fruit & vegetables. Water is always available.
Accent Catering works with a consultant dietician and is an active member of the Food Standard’s Agency “Health Catering” sector and is accredited with achieving 98.3% fresh food, produced on site at schools.
Sustainable sourcing, fair-trade and food miles are all taken very seriously. All Accent's food is made from the freshest ingredients that, where possible, are locally sourced. The meat and poultry used is British and Accent uses only Free Range eggs. 75% of fruit and vegetables served are grown in Britain. Where used, packaging is in many cases made from recycled materials.
Accent Catering Commitment
Accent Catering is committed to provide a quality food offer that is seasonal, responsible, healthy and prepared fresh on site each day;
- A quality team that is well trained, experienced, motivated and proud to serve the children of Albion Primary;
- A quality service delivered through customer focus, working partnerships and attention to the little details.
All meat is halal and we do not serve pork. Please let the school office know of any medical dietary requirements or allergies.
Snacks and Water
Every child is also offered a piece of fresh fruit every day as a playtime snack.
Children have their water bottles in class and access to water fountains at play and lunch time. Milk and fruit are offered to all of the children in EYFS every day.