Are you back-to-school lunch ready?

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Are you back to school lunch ready?
Published: Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Veggie run and back to school lunch ready

With the new school term fast approaching, many parents and carers will be getting organised to get their child, and themselves back –to- school ready. To help at this busy period Havering Council is reminding all parents that they can purchase healthy school meal credit at https://portal.squidcard.com/LoginPortal/ saving them time whilst providing their child with a healthy and nutritious lunch.
 
Veggie Run is also back for the Autumn term and has new friends! The West Ham Foundation, Stubbers Activity Centre and Change4life will be awarding many new prizes to schools and pupils throughout the academic year, there will also be sporty prizes from Everyone Active and healthy meals from sQuid. The leader boards will be reset and competitions will start  from the beginning of term. By pupils playing Veggie Run they can learn to dodge unhealthy foods and compete to win many prizes. 
 
Cllr Robert Benham, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Learning and Education, said:
 
“We are passionate about providing children with a healthy school meal in Havering. HES Catering service has maintained the Food for Life Silver Award for the last three years, and more than 80 percent of our school catered lunches are homemade using mainly organic, free range and fair trade ingredients.
 
“A primary school lunch costs only £2.20 a day, and offers a child three healthy menu options, plus unlimited salad and Vegetables plus a dessert or fruit.” 
 
All schools across the borough operate a cashless lunch system, so pupils in receipt of free school meals can purchase at ease. To assess if your child is eligible for free school meals please view
https://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20006/schools_and_education/431/free_school_meals_and_pupil_premium
  
Download Veggie Run at:
 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/veggierun/id1339059186?mt=8
 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mct.veggierun&hl=en