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Food Hygiene5-star rating

We are proud to confirm that yet again the Westbourne Academy Food Hall has been awarded a '5-star' rating from Ipswich Borough Council and the Food Standards Agency

 

Cashless Catering at Westbourne

We operate a completely cashless catering system at Westbourne Academy - full details about this are here  

 

Online payments

Parents can use ParentPay, to pay online into the child's catering account.
Full details of how to pay online using ParentPay is shown here  

 


The Food Hall

The new Food Hall opened in September 2013 and has made an enormous difference to our students and staff.  Placed at the heart of the site for the first time, it provides us with a welcoming, warm, bright social space for students 


The cashless catering system is now firmly established and providing us with more accurate data about the eating habits of our students.  The next time you are visiting the school, please ask to see the new facilities – we are so proud!
and staff to use before school, at break and at lunch.  Also, and most importantly, it provides fantastic quality food at excellent prices. 

Food Hall

 

Our new food hall is ahead of the game as far as the Government’s new School Food Plan is concerned. For more details follow the link: http://www.schoolfoodplan.com/

The Department for Education recently introduced new 'School Food Standards', which aim to ensure all schools provide a healthy and balanced menu for all students. Find out the full details of the School Food Standards
 

Westbourne Academy have stated the following:

  • Westbourne Academy is committed to the School Food Standards.
  • We believe that these standards are an important factor for our student’s health and wellbeing.
  • We will ensure that all our menus comply with the School Food Standards, and will ensure that the products sold to our students, staff and visitors are as healthy and nourishing as possible
     

Food Hall

  

 

Eat Well

For help and guidance on how to get the right balance of healthier food visit the
British Nutrition Foundation website.

Click on the image below to see the guide at full size: 

Eatwell Guide 2016

 

Contact the Catering Team

To contact the Catering Team directly please email catering@westbourne.attrust.org.uk

 

Change 4 life logoAs part of the aim to improve the health of our students and staff we also support the nationwide movement Change for Life which aims to help the uk to eat well, move more, and live longer. We introduced £2.20 meal deals, £2.20 home-made sub rolls and a brand new menu, all of which aim to comply with the latest standards.

 

 

School Food Policy

We have worked with our students, parents and other stakeholders in developing a whole school food policy, which has the aims:

- To ensure that all aspects of food and nutrition in school promote the health and wellbeing of pupils, staff and visitors to our school.

- To give our students the right information they need to make healthy choices

- To ensure we give consistent messages about food and health across the school day

- To ensure the food and drink available across the school day reinforces the healthy lifestyle message

 

Packed lunches

We encourage our students to use the canteen facilities if possible, but recognise that some prefer to bring in packed lunches. Packed lunches can be healthy and nutritious, but this can take some planning and thought.
Below are some ideas for packed lunches, which help to provide a well-balanced diet for growing children, and some advice to encourage teenagers to eat healthily.

Packed lunch ideas;
Tips for teens
Small portion of tuna and sweetcorn salad
Currant bun
Apple
Bottle of flavoured milk with less than 5% sugar      
Gather nutritional information from lots of sources and focus on the special nutritional needs of growing teenagers

If your teen is using their money to buy food outside school work out how much they are spending weekly and monthly. You will all be surprised at how it adds up. Emphasise how much sooner they could buy that new iPod they've had their eye on if they stayed for school lunch (which is better value for money) or had a packed lunch.
Small slice of pizza with ham and pineapple
Pot of low fat yoghurt
4 cherry tomatoes
Bottle of fizzy water
Teens just like adults are on the go - especially at school. They want to eat what they can get their hands on quickly and is easy to consume, so make lunches to eat whilst on the go.

Ask your teenager what she or he likes to eat. Respect personal food choices such as vegetarianism and taste.
Peanut butter bagel
A cereal bar
A peach
Yoghurt drink

Look at magazines, newspapers, cookbooks and web sites for lunch ideas that meet your teenager's needs and preferences, as well as nutritional standards.

Cheese salad sandwich on wholemeal bread
Cereal bar
Medium tomato
A plum
Carton of unsweetened apple juice

Consider "wraps", salads, pizzas and pizza-like foods, and rice bowls, which are both portable and proven teen pleasers.

Low fat sausage sandwich on white crusty bread with tomato ketchup and onion.
Low fat yoghurt with crunchy pieces
A peach
Carton of unsweetened fruit juice
Learn how to make easy international foods such as sushi, cous cous, and spring rolls, which can be novel and fun.

Smoothies and shakes are delicious, different, trendy and power-packed with nutrients. Variety should be a priority. Teens get tired of the same old thing every day.

 


We would also recommend looking for other ideas ... try these for example:

The NHS School Packed Lunch advice page

Netbox luchbox ideas

BBC Health packed lunch ideas and tips