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We are delighted to announce our new primary school meal menus, which offer a range of superb healthy and nutritious foods.
Primary school meals menu summer 2018 for a printable pdf of the Primary school menu
School meals are an important part of the daily activity within schools – as well as developing young people’s tastes and interest in food for the future, school meals help children socialise with their friends. They also provide an opportunity for young people to make informed choices for themselves and to learn from the activities that go on during the school lunch hour.
If you would like any of the recipes for our main meals contact us via the ‘Contact Us’ page and we will be happy to supply them to you. Below is a selection of the main meals that will be offer in your child’s school this term:
We provide meals in 112 schools from Drummore to Langholm and from Whithorn to Sanquhar featuring our ‘Wee Dee Gee’s Diner’, and ‘Wee Dee Gee’ Our school meal brand in the primaries is Dinosaur character Wee Dee Gee. We are, of course, bound by The Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007, which means that we have to create a balanced nutritious menu over a full week. It also means that we can’t sell certain items such as chocolate, carbonated drinks and full fat crisps.
However by ensuring our menus balance over the week does not mean that our pupils cannot enjoy their favourites. Fish and chips, macaroni and cheese, and steak pie will always be on our menus – it just means that we can’t put them on every day!
At Dumfries and Galloway we are proud of our menus, and the cooks that prepare them. A lot of thought goes into all our menus to ensure that there is always something that the pupils will like. We can’t always get everything right but that’s where you come in. Your children are our customers, and we want them to be happy. So throughout the year we will be asking them what they think of the food on offer and we will tweak the menus where necessary. Wee Dee Gee’s Diner offers great value at £1.85* All menus are nutritionally analysed and meet all Government legislation. There are many options available on a daily basis within all primary schools.
For information on free school meals click the following link: Free school meals
More information relating to the School Meal Service can be found at dumgal.gov.uk/schoolmenus If you would like some help understanding this or require it in another format please contact 030 33 33 3000
* Price subject to annual review
Many of our primary schools provide breakfast clubs to allow children and young people to have a healthy breakfast at school. In some primary schools a Morning Break milk service is provided. The milk costs 21p for 200ml. The school catering staff will be pleased to give you more information. All primary schools have introduced an advance pre-order system for lunch.