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Hunters Hill Technology College,Spirehouse Lane,Blackwell,Bromsgrove,Worcestershire,B60 1QD, United Kingdom.

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 0121 445 1320  Fax : 0121 445 2496                  : enquiry@hunthill.bham.sch.uk               Registered Charity Number : 1091007

Hunters Hill has stood by its role in influencing and educating young people, so that they choose foods that are not only enjoyable, but provide the nutrients they need to develop into healthy adults.

It is recognised that children may use food and meal times as an emotive issue. The food can be surrounded with conflicting views and deeply held convictions. The school has adopted a policy of broadening the range and the choice of dishes offered at meal times. Although personal likes and dislikes cannot be exclusively catered for, menus are developed taking into account school likes and dislikes along with recommendations and suggestions from pupils, school council and staff. The overall aim of the food policy is to established healthy nutritious meals that not only meet dietary requirements, but also are substantial and enjoyed by the majority of the children consistently.

  

For those who have any concerns regarding suppliers of Halal product in school The Halal Certificates can be found on the following link


Attached certificates

Hunters Hill endeavours to make stringent check concerning all food supplied to school. In light of the recent concerns regarding meat supplies that have entered the food chain checks have been made with all our suppliers Brakes who supply most local council schools and Yearsley an independent supplier


We will continue to monitor the

situation closely.


Attached statements

Concerns Regarding Meat Supplies

As an educational establishment preparing food for consumption,

we are obliged to work within the mandatory regulations as laid

down by the Food Act (1990 – 19995 Food and Hygiene  Act.)

We have a responsibility to provide balanced meals Menus are

planned using the guidance taken from the DFEE,and meet with the compliances of the National Standards for Schools Meals. Complying with these rules can often have financial implications,and the management of the school recognise and accept this


This whole school approach looks at a number of areas -including Health Education as it falls within the National Curriculum, Exercise and Activity. Methods deployed which improve the food on offer to pupils: Ingredient buying, e.g. lower fat meat; Healthier menu-making, e.g. potato-topped pies have less fat than pastry toppings; Healthier cooking methods, e.g. oven-frying uses far less fat; offering a balanced meal

Using seasonal choices as far as possible when using vegetables and fresh fruit.Reducing salt, sugar and fat contents of recipes used where possible.Offering an alternative choice to the menu at lunch time of Jacket potatoes salad and fresh fruit. A supply of fresh fruit is provided for each residential home. Pantry goods are also supplied as an alternative choice at tea time or use at other times for children when in residence.These subtle changes will benefit far more children than putting a salad or two on the menu.

The way to providing a successful school catering service lies in recognising and maintaining the rights of the students. Meals are a very important part of each resident’s day. All pupils dietary needs, based upon cultural background, medical requirements, religious and conscientious preferences, are catered for. Food has a greater significance other than that of simple nutrition; it spreads into the area of culture, beliefs, and social attitudes. In an effort to prepare all children to be aware of the multicultural society of today and to foster respect for the needs, beliefs and values of others, various themed days incorporating religious festivals from different cultures and countries are observed within the school and the school meal experience. Pupils and staff, often suggest topics for these themed days.

Dietary Requirements

Hunters Hill Technology College

Food Supplied to School

Spare

School Catering Service

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