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School Lunch and Healthy Eating

The government’s School Food Plan (published in 2013) sets out policies and practice that seek to improve food culture in schools, including a new food education and practical cooking curriculum, new school food standards and the introduction of universal infant free-school meals. We adopt the standards as set out by the plan and actively seek ways to promote healthy eating across school life and the curriculum.

At Mayfield school we believe Lunch is an important part of the day for learning social skills and supporting healthy eating as fuel for learning. Almost all our pupils eat school meals, and we ask parents to support our healthy eating by making sure any pack lunches that are sent in are balanced and healthy. We request that sweets and fizzy drinks are not sent in with pupils as we provide healthy snacks across the day.

Meals are prepared fresh on site every day catering for a variety of diets.

For more information on healthy eating visit the food for life website


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Mayfield Special School
Gloucester Road,
Chorley, PR7 3HN
Ian Dickson | Acting Head Teacher 01257 263 063