We have worked in partnership with Forth Valley Health Services and Education to produce guidance on the different types of special diets which may be required. Our policy and guidance to educational establishments on the Provision of Medically Prescribed Diets, contains guidance for parents/guardians and staff and also Special Diet Referral forms that must be completed for each child for every school year.
Special Diet Menus for Primary Schools:
If you have any concerns about your child's dietary needs, please contact your headteacher who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you and the school Catering team. A menu plan can be organised along with NHS dieticians.
Food Allergen Rules
The EU Food Information for Consumers Regulations for allergens and food labelling means there’s now a legal requirement for food allergen information to be available at the point of sale for all consumers of food. The EU legislation has listed 14 allergens that need to be identified if they are used as ingredients in a dish. As a food business serving non packaged foods we will supply information for every item on our menu that contains any of the 14 allergens.
The 14 allergens are:
- Sesame Seeds
- Sulpher Dioxide
We have displayed an awareness poster in prominent positions in all dining rooms stating “If you have special dietary requirements or allergies and need to know more about ingredients the catering service use please speak to a member of the catering team by contacting us on 01786 233252 or 01786 233248.
An A4 poster listing the 14 allergens is displayed in the dining room next to the awareness poster.
Catering staff have been issued with a quick reference guide to allowing them to ascertain if a menu item has a particular allergen and school kitchens have a binder of all recipes to identify if they contain an allergen.