School food standards

Over 16,000 children in Bury eat a healthy and nutritious school lunch every school day.

School menus in Bury contain many traditional favourites such as roast dinners, pasta, curries and pies but there are also alternatives such as filled jackets, wraps, hot baguettes, Quorn and vegetarian dishes. Good quality beef, chicken and pork are used in recipes and fish that come from sustainable sources. Potatoes and much of the fresh vegetables are home-grown locally in Lancashire and all menus are balanced to reduce sugar, salt and fat levels. Fresh bread and water is readily available at every meal.

Menus are changed twice per year so children get to choose from around 80 different dishes over a full school year.

We provide meals in accordance with government's School Food Standards. They are regularly checked to ensure they are of the correct quality standard and portion size.

School Food Standards are intended to help children develop healthy eating habits and ensure that that they get the energy and nutrition they need across the whole school day. They place an emphasis on providing a wide range of foods across the week. Further information about the government's School Food Standards is available below: