Due to the current climate and the reduced availability of fresh fruit & vegetables, there may be possible amendments to school menus on a day to day basis.
West Dunbartonshire Council is committed to ensuring that children who need a special diet can enjoy a tasty lunch every day in school.
It is essential that parents/carers inform the school as soon as they are aware a special diet is required.
We can cater for pupils who have specific dietary requirements including:
In providing a special diet, different approaches are taken, depending on the reason for the diet requested.
In respect of a specific diet due to additional support needs or ethical/religious/cultural reasons, the parent/carer should notify the Head Teacher who will liaise with catering staff.
For medically prescribed diets, guidance is available direct from the school and incorporates a request form which should be completed for all pupils who need either a medically prescribed diet or have an allergy or intolerance.
Pupils being provided with a specific diet will have an individual diet action plan in place which will be held by education and catering staff.
Living with allergies comes with its own set of rules so when it comes to school meals, as education caterers, we want to make this as easy as possible for you as a family.
Our staff are highly trained in food safety and regularly update their skills. We never underestimate the dangers of food allergies and intolerances and we know how important this is for you as parents/carers. Trusting someone else to feed your child is a huge responsibility - and that's why we work hard to get it right.
All menus have been analysed for food allergens and in addition to the standard recipes on our website, we have a range of adapted versions of the meal choices using alternative products (including gluten free. dairy free, wheat free and egg free) to support children who require special diets.
To help us support your child with a meal service which meets their individual needs, this process below is followed: