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Are you back-to-school lunch ready?

Published: Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Parents in Havering are being encouraged to sign up to healthy school lunches for their children ahead of the school gates opening for a new academic year.

Parents urged to get back to school ready

Our Veggie Run campaign will be back encouraging junior and primary school pupils to eat healthy school-catered meals, with a chance of winning some great prizes.

Parents can sign up now and purchase school meal credits in advance, which will help them to save time and reduce the hassle of preparing meals in the mornings.

Councillor Damian White, leader of Havering Council, said: 
“Havering Council is passionate about providing children with healthy and tasty school meals. That’s why more than 80 percent of our school-catered lunches are homemade, using mainly organic, free range and fair trade ingredients.
“All of our school lunches are developed by our in-house nutritionists to ensure we offer children three healthy options a day, including unlimited salad and vegetables, plus a dessert or fresh fruit.”  
Havering Catering Service, which is run by the Council, is expecting to dish up 14,000 healthy school lunches on the first day of term.

The service, which set up Veggie Run, has also teamed up with a range of new partners. They include Halfords, The London Marathon, Stubbers Adventure Centre and many more who will all be awarding sporty prizes to schools and pupils throughout the academic year. 

The Veggie Run app, which has already been downloaded more than 23,000 times is also resetting the leader boards for all the new competitions starting from Monday, 9 September, including 60 new bikes to be won by KS2 pupils who eat a healthy school lunch.  
Schools across the borough operate a cashless lunch system, so lunch credits can be purchased via a sQuid account


Find out if your child is eligible for free school meals