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Celebrating ‘munch’ time for National School Meals Week

Parents are being urged to sign their children up for food glorious food during National School Meals Week (November 7-11) – and save time and money.

The call comes from West Sussex County Council in partnership with Chartwells, which provides the majority of hot meals in West Sussex primary schools.

Peter Griffiths, Cabinet Member for Education and Schools, said: “If your children go to schools that have this service and they don’t use it, why not sign them up to it during this week so they can enjoy a tasty, nutritious and filling meal at lunchtime and save you some time at home in a busy family life.”

Individually prepared hot meals are cooked in the school kitchen.

Pupils can enjoy food such as roast lunches, pasta bolognaise, vegetable chilli and rice, plus desserts including flapjacks, jelly, sponge cake and fruit dippers.

Packed lunches are also offered in schools that do not have the hot meal service. They give children some of their five-a-day in wholemeal sandwiches, salads, fruit and yoghurts.

Hot meals cost parents from £2.15 and packed lunches from £1.80.

Find out more at your school, and see what’s on the menu at