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"OUTSTANDING" Meals in Newry High - June 2011 | School / Healthy Food
Newry High School Meals Kitchen plays a very important role in providing healthy and nutritious meals and snacks to the many young pupils who use the canteen for their mid-morning and lunch-time break. We have a choice of at least 6 fresh homemade dishes daily, along with a large selection of healthy snacks including a salad bar providing fresh rolls and bread each day along with a large selection of healthy salads using low fat dressings and mayonnaise. We can also provide special dietary meals and snacks if and when they are requested. We work very closely with the school in providing information about healthy eating through the SNAG group and the student council. At these meetings, pupils are given the chance to suggest options in making their mid-day meal a fun and healthy experience. Also the SELB's Nutritional Standards Officer gives healthy eating talks to pupils, and all new parents of Year 8 pupils are given the chance to meet her and ask any questions they might have in the Year 8 induction evening.

We have obtained an "OUTSTANDING" grade by the schools inspectorate in the recent school inspection, which is a magnificent achievement made all the more important as we were the first secondary school in our area to actually achieve this grade. The local council has recently introduced a new grading system for food safety and hygiene in which we were awarded the highest grade achievable which is a 5. We are immensely proud of both achievements as there is a lot of hard work that goes into both the cooking of these meals and the actual menu planning.

For the mid-morning break, pupils can choose from a large selection of snacks which provide a healthy alternative to "junk food", and are very good value for money. We have only two fried food days in the week and one of these days incorporates a RED MEAT FREE DAY. The remaining 3 days are all healthy homemade meals and snack alternatives.

Below you will find a typical day's selection of break and dinner choices:

Mid-Morning Menu Lunch Menu
Toast
Pancakes
Sandwiches
Fresh Soup
Bread Rolls
Pizza
Tea/Coffee
Yoghurts
Fruit Salad Pots
Stuffed Chicken Fillets
Vegetable & Pasta Bake
Lasagne
Hot Chicken Baguettes
Homemade Curry & Rice
Roast Dish of the Day
Creamed Potatoes
Dry Roasted Potatoes
Fresh Vegetable Selection

I would encourage you to let your children use the school canteen facilities where the food is of an excellent quality and taste, prepared by highly qualified cooks who along with other staff members do our utmost best in providing healthy food served in pleasant surroundings, where all the children are welcomed as if they were our own.

                                                                                                                                                    Jacqui Stevenson
                                                                                                                                                    (Unit Catering Supervisor)

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