|"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:
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.