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Fresha Menu - Spring Term 2022

 

 

 

Roselands School Meals are provided by Fresha

 

At Fresha, we believe healthy children learn better, through improved concentration and energy levels. Healthy diets also result in improved behaviour and attendance at school.


We will provide the most nutritious meals; we want to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of your children.


A team of chefs and a nutritionist put our carefully designed seasonal menus together. Our menus incorporate the required portions of fruit and seasonal vegetables; milk and dairy, meat, fish and proteins. All of our ingredients are sourced from the best suppliers in the West Country. Our meals are low in fat, low in sugar and low in salt. They are also carefully planned to ensure your children maintain the right balance of energy and concentration levels for their afternoons of learning.


Benefits of Fresha School Meals

  • Your children will benefit from the healthiest school meal provision available.
  • Our healthy school meals ensure children have energy and concentration in the afternoons, enabling them to get the most out of their learning and activities.
  • Our allergen training ensures that our kitchen teams identify individual children with specific dietary and allergen requirements and ensure that these requirements are met.
  • Our kitchen teams are trained to interact and engage positively with your children, encouraging good meal choices and clean plates at the end of lunch.
  • We will support the school with lessons and activities based around food.
  • Fresha aims to ensure that every child not only has the opportunity to enjoy a healthy school lunch, but also takes an interest in the food that they are eating.


As Fresha’s Owner and Director, I strongly and passionately believe in the delivery of healthy and nutritious meals to children. I have two boys that attend a local state primary school; the supply of nutritious meals to children is a cause close to my heart.


The same is true for many of Fresha's staff, whose children also attend Devon schools. Under my direction, the whole Fresha team works together, in a caring and diligent way to provide the best school meals possible. Because what your children eat matters.


https://www.fresha.org/

 

If you would like to find out more about Fresha school meals, please click here: 

https://www.fresha.org/Contract-catering/Education

 

To provide feedback to Fresha on school meals, you can email Fresha directly at: feedback@fresha.org 

Free School Meals

Children are eligible to receive free school meals if their parents are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

• Income Support

• Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance

• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

• the Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

• Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

All parents are requested to complete an application form, copies of which are available on request from the school office.  You can also apply online at http://www.torbay.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or click on the link below:

What to include in your child's lunchbox

A healthier lunchbox should:

  • be based on starchy carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta)
  • include fresh fruit and vegetables/salad
  • include a source of protein such as beans and pulses, eggs, fish, meat, cheese (or dairy alternative)
  • include a side dish such as a low-fat and lower-sugar yoghurt (or dairy alternative), tea cake, fruit bread, plain rice/corn cakes, homemade plain popcorn, sugar-free jelly
  • include a drink such as water, skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, sugar-free or no-added-sugar drinks

The Eatwell Guide shows you how to have a healthy balanced diet and can help you decide what to put in your child's lunchbox.

Find healthy lunchbox ideas at Change4Life.

 

Healthier breaktime snacks

Children often like food they can eat with their fingers. Try these ideas:

  • Chop up raw veggies - such as carrots or peppers, and give them hummus or cottage cheese to dip the veggies in.
  • Chop up fruit - such as apple, satsuma segments, strawberries, blueberries, halved grapes or melon slices. Add a squeeze of lemon juice to stop them from going brown.
  • Breadsticks and wholemeal crackers -make great finger foods. Try spreading low-fat soft cheese on them.
  • Choose malt loaf, tea cakes, fruit breads or fruit - instead of cake, chocolate, cereal bars and biscuits. Fruit can be fresh or canned (in juice, not syrup).

Dried fruit is not recommended as a snack between meals as it's high in sugar and can be bad for teeth, but it's OK when eaten as part of a meal.

Try these ideas for healthy food swaps.

 

More healthy lunchbox tips

It may take a while for your child to get used to a healthier lunchbox but keep trying. These tips may help:

Learn more about healthy eating.

Healthy Snacks & Packed Lunches

We would like to remind all parents that school policy is for children to bring in fresh fruit, dried fruit or vegetables only for break time snacks. 

 

Please do not provide the following as snacks in school:

  • Fizzy or sugary drinks
  • Chocolate
  • Sweets
  • Crisps
  • Nuts
  • Cereal bars (Many are high in sugar/ fat)
  • Pastries
  • Yoghurt (due to the mess and children not being able to sit down!)

Our school milk scheme

Did you know our school has a school milk scheme?
By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day.

 

“How much does it cost?”
Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.

“Why should I register my child?”


School milk provides your child with essential nutrients such as calcium and protein, for strong, healthy teeth and bones. It is also rehydrating and energy boosting, helping to bridge the long gap between breakfast and lunch so children stay focused.

 

“How do I register my child?”

If your child is under five-

  1. Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
  2. Just register by a Tuesday for your child’s free milk to start the following week.
  1. Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child’s fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request three weeks before this time- if you wish for your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.

If your child is over five-

  1. Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
  2. Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in instalments to suit you.  If registering online you can pay straight away, if using a registration form you will need to wait to receive a payment request.
  3. Just pay by a Tuesday for your child’s milk to start the following week.
  4.  

“How do I find out more?”
Visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on 0800 321 3248.

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