There is a wide range of food available at lunchtime including a full meal, filled jacket potatoes, wraps, pasta with sauces, sandwiches and salads.
There are meat and vegetarian versions of each type of meal provided. The meals were selected with student involvement. Menus are reviewed regularly by the health promoting school co-ordinator and cook supervisor with input from the school’s council representatives.
Our catering team often produces a dish or menu in celebration of international events and Festivals. For instance, on European Day of Languages there were French Pastries on the menu, and dishes had an oriental flavour at Chinese New Year.
Fresh drinking water is provided by drinking stations throughout the college.
Food prepared by the college catering team meets the National Nutritional Standards for College Lunches and the School Nutrition Action Groups (SNAG) is involved in suggesting changes to the menu.
The College operates a cashless catering system. Students are not able to buy food using cash. All students are issued with a card on their first day which allows them to purchase food from our dining facilities. The card stores credits and other information. Credit can be placed onto the card in the following ways:
If a child receives a free school meal the credit will be automatically placed onto the card by the College. Parents can choose to credit further monies if required. When your child visits the dining area and buys food, credit will be deducted from the card.
One in five students in England are entitled to a free school meal. On average a family with 2 children spends over £600 per school year on school meals so it’s well worth checking out your entitlement. To do so, simply contact the Free School Meals Service at Leicester City Council (0116 2527865).
If you think you qualify why not apply straightaway? All you have to do is complete a simple form (available from the College office or Leicester City Council) and return it with proof of benefit to the Free School Meals Service at Leicester Education Department. If you prefer, you may apply on-line at: www.leicester.gov.uk.
Even if you don’t want the free school meals we would still encourage you to apply. The more children in school who are entitled to free school meals, the more funding the school will get – this will benefit all Judgemeadow students.
The menu changes weekly - click below to see the menu for that week