School meals in Scotland have undergone a transformation over the past few years due to the ‘Hungry for Success’ initiative which introduced nutritional guidelines for school lunches.

With ‘Hungry for Success’, nutrient standards for school lunches are calculated to ensure that the school lunch provides a third of the daily nutritional requirements of primary and secondary school pupils. The nutrient standards represent the amount of energy (calories) and nutrients required to be provided by an average day’s school lunch.

School meals in Fife are planned to provide choices which are tasty and nutritious and offer a balanced diet over the week.

Secondary schools offer a cafeteria style service with a wide choice of food available every day.  

will be served on various dates throughout December contact your Individual School for information on dates , please see publications for changes to the menu, with allergen and nutritional information available

Should your child have a specific dietary requirement (including vegetarian) Please contact your school. You will then be asked to provide details, and a meeting will, if necessary, be arranged with the school.

do not use any ingredients containing nuts but some products may be produced in a non nut free environment – Please check recipes for more details.

Most schools are looking at Environmental Issues and as school meal providers we are keen to play our part.

We have already looked at some packaging issues and have stopped using individually packed desserts, spreads, and more. We have also, where practical, introduced concentrated fruit juice to save on delivery and packaging.

Free School Meals

Fife Council can provide free school meals if you are on a low income. To qualify for free schools meals you must be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)
  • Child Tax Credit only with annual income below £16,105
  • Child Tax Credit & Working Tax Credit with annual income below £6420
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit including those with a take home of pay of up to £610 per month
  • Long Term Incapacity Benefit (school clothing grant only)
  • Widows Allowance if not in full time employment (school clothing grant only)
  • Long Term Incapacity Benefit (school clothing grant only)
  • Child Tax Credit & Working Tax Credit with annual income below £16,105 (school clothing grant only)

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