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At Roman Way we work hard to promote healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle and we have recently been awarded National Healthy School Status. Our school meals are provided by Hertfordshire Catering who have a healthy food policy as part of their tender. This includes the use of fresh fruit and vegetables each day as a choice for the children. The caterers provide a daily choice of hot menus or a cold 'packed lunch' option, all of which pay regard to nutritional balance and healthy options. Menus  for each day are sent home to parents twice a year so they can discuss with their children what they are going to choose to eat or they can be collected from the School Office.  The children are asked to choose their lunch during morning registration, so that we can ensure that all children have the meal of their choice. School meals cost £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week) and are payable in advance, please make cheques payable to Herts Catering   If you are on income support or similar your child may be entitled to free school meals and milk (see link on Parent Information  page or ask at the school office for further information).

All children in the Nursery, Reception class, Year 1 and Year 2 receive fresh fruit or raw vegetables  (i.e. carrot, tomato) as a mid morning snack which is provided free of charge as part of a National programme to encourage the '5 a day' initiative.



Hertfordshire County Council provide free milk for Nursery children and subsidised milk for Reception  class to Year 2 children as a mid morning drink. Water is freely available from chilled water outlets at all times.  

Children can, of course, choose to bring a packed lunch from home if they wish but we ask that this is healthy too and cannot contain nuts (including peanut butter), sweets or fizzy drinks.  Grapes in lunch boxes should be cut in half length ways..  We have information available with ideas for tasty and healthy packed lunches. In warmer weather the children are allowed to eat their packed lunches as a picnic  outside. Click on the lunch box to the right for some healthy packed lunch ideas.

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