September Interim Menu Update
Many thanks to the NEWydd Staff who have worked tirelessly to put our Interim September Menu’s together for a start of term that will be like no other before.
At NEWydd we have always taken pride in the delivery of a balanced and nutritious offering that is checked against government guidelines. The safety of all pupils, teachers and staff was paramount in our thinking when creating this menu and all decisions have been made with public health guidance in mind in order to reduce any potential spread of the virus.
Please be aware that for this menu we have had to take into account children potentially eating in classrooms, pupils having meals delivered to classrooms, service time limits due to pupil bubbles, less service points, staff reductions due to safe physical distancing, potential staff illness and much, much more!
We will keep you posted as to how long this menu will be required for and please understand that as soon as schools return to a bit of ‘normality’ that normal service will be resumed with a far more expansive menu that will again be checked against all of the government advice and nutritional standards.
The NEWydd Team
Working Together: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
Did you know?
We provide a wide range of food choices, created within and in support of The Healthy Eating in Schools (Nutritional Standards and requirements)(Wales) regulations 2013. Our priority is to ensure that all menus provide balanced and nutritious food choices, as an important and integral part of school life. Eating healthy nutritionally balanced meals helps support a young person’s continued growth and development, boosting concentration, improving performance and active participation throughout the school day.
Here at NEWydd we are committed to healthy eating and we work hard with schools to promote the health and welfare of pupils. We continue to deliver the best food possible and want to help young people in Flintshire to discover and enjoy new and exciting foods that will encourage them to live a healthy and active life. Children consume about a third of their food intake during the school day. A recent study found that a school meal contains more vegetables, starchy food and protein than a typical packed lunch. The same study also showed packed lunches were much more likely to contain confectionery and crisps, something that isn't on the menu in Flintshire schools!
Healthy Schools Scheme
Does your child qualify for Free School Meals?
If you receive certain benefits, you may be eligible to claim Free School Meals.
For further information, telephone 01352 704848, or complete the online form.
Alternatively, forms and information will be available at your child's school.