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Catering Information & Useful Links

Catering at HPAK

The lunch catering service is provided by Chartwells, part of the Compass Group. Chartwells are a well-established and experienced school caterer. The service is provided under contract with Harris Federation. 

A typical lunch-time food offering.

This link provides details of the current lunchtime menu service which you can see runs on a three weekly menu cycle

 

Allergies and food intolerances

Chartwells never use nuts or any products containing nuts as an ingredient within their food offer but may carefully use products with a ‘may contain’ declaration for nuts. All pupils suffering from a nut allergy should complete HPAK Academy Medical information.

If your child requires a special diet provision as a consequence of allergies or intolerance, you should download and complete the Medical Diet Request Form and return it as per the instructions. It is vital that you provide medical evidence of allergies/intolerances. It can take up to three weeks to process your special diet application and prepare a specific menu. To view the Parent Guide for Chartwells Medical Diets, please click here. 

Here is a link to the Eatwell Guide (from Public Health England) – This provides a useful overview of what food groups make up a balanced and healthy diet.

Here is also a link to the NHS Change4Life guide - This provides a useful overview with healthy lunchbox ideas and food swaps. 

Don't forget, if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 then they can get their lunchtime meal free of charge as part of the universal infant free school meal!

Your child may be entitled to free school meals. Even if your child does not wish to eat free school meals, but is entitled to them, it's worth applying because for each child entitled to free school meals the Academy could receive funding to help with tuition, resources, coaching and extra assistance. Find out if your child is entitled to free school meals by accessing this link. The meal value is £2.27.

 

Chartwells Food Super Heroes

Chosen by over 25,000 Chartwells children – our Food Super Heroes are there to educate, excite and delight students every lunch time. Inspired by the high street, they're great for getting across nutrition messages at an early age through each character’s special powers. We’d like the characters to become well known to you too, so when your child mentions Sadie the Sweetcorn you’ll know exactly who they’re talking about!

Food Super Heroes are a cast of colourful characters who really come to life at lunchtime - It’s all part of feeding both your children and their imaginations.

Doc - The Kiwi knows just what the team needs to keep on top of its game. She helps our heroes stay healthy by boosting their immune systems and preventing illness.

Boss - The leader of the team, Boss the Banana’s fibre helps keep everything running smoothly. When our team gets stuck, the Boss is always around to get things moving again.

Brains - Packed full of iron to help growing minds work better, Brains the Broccoli is always on the ball to hatch perfect plans for the team.

The Pasta Pack - They are an unruly bunch, each with their own unique personality. Their wholegrain powers make them passionate with strong hearts, and they’ll stop at nothing to defend the team.

Sadie - Sadie’s an eager explorer who travels the world and loves to share stories of her exciting adventures. Sweetcorn is full of good stuff and can help you feel fuller for longer - which means less time snacking on bad stuff and more time to enjoy good stuff like exploring!

Casey - Casey the Carrot’s superhero levels of vitamin A keep her eyes sharp... even in the dark!
She’s always looking out for the team.

Barry - Barry the Beans packs a mighty protein punch! He’s a real body builder, using his muscle power to help build the teams energy and spirit.

Silvertop - Silvertop’s super-charged calcium levels give him his super-strong bones. Our heroes can always rely on him during their adventures.

Bud ’n’ Jud - The Spuds are big, but they’re bursting with energy thanks to their carbohydrate super-power. When there’s hard physical work ahead, Bud and Jud are raring to go!

Hydra - Hydra is always working hard to fight off evil toxins that stop the team from performing at their best. She never rests, rarely makes mistakes and her powers of concentration are immense!

 

Useful Links

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