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St Mary Bourne Primary School

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Free School Meals for Infant children

At St Mary Bourne Primary School, we believe that the best option for children at lunchtimes is to have the hot school dinner, provided through our partnership with HC3S.  We expect that parents of children in key stage one will take up the option of the Universal Infant Free School Meal.  This is because we believe that the hot school dinner option is much better for the children's learning and health.  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 is an important social occasion and the children learn vital social skill

 

HC3S provide all the nutrients that children require through the week.  They produce a menu which has a three-weekly cycle and is available for parents to view at www.hants.gov.uk/hc3s