At Elson Junior School we believe that the best option for children at lunchtimes is to have the hot school dinner, provided through our partnership with HC3S. This is because we believe that the hot school dinner option is much better for the children’s learning and health. This is a view endorsed by Public Health England.
We recognise the evidence that states:
- Children are better prepared for learning if they eat well
- Children make more progress if they have eaten the right nutritional lunch
- Only 1% of packed lunches provide the correct nutrition
- Eating hot dinners together is an important social occasion and the children will benefit from being able to socialise in a relaxed manner while eating well
The school lunch provides one third of all the nutrients that children require through the week. HC3S produces a menu which has a three-weekly cycle and is available for parents to view.
Our goal is to have ZERO packed lunches.
Once registered, you can pay for your child’s school dinners using the school’s online payment system (see link below). If you have not yet registered and would like to, please contact the school office.
Alternatively, you can pay for meals by either cash or cheque. Please place all dinner money in a small envelope with your child’s name, class, what the payment is for and the amount written on the front.