School Meals - Secondary
National regulations for school meals in Scotland changed in April 2021. The changes are to help reach the Scottish dietary goals and to minimise the risk to the health of children and young people. By limiting the amount of red and red processed meat; reducing the intake of fat, sugar and salt; and increasing fibre, fruit and vegetables we’ll get closer to those goals.
We’re dedicated to providing healthy wholesome school meals. We prepare our lunches using fresh, locally sourced produce wherever possible. There is delicious selection of hot and cold food served daily. The 8 secondary schools have the same menu for the Main course however each school chooses their own snack items.
School Meals - Cashless Catering
Cashless catering is a scheme to reduce queuing time in the school dining hall and improve the take-up of free school meals.
All pupils and staff using the cashless catering system will be issued with a National Entitlement Card which will contain their unique identification number.
Click link below to watch video on how the NEC cards work
(https://youtu.be/3Ul7YZypxYA) Video Link
Menus and Prices
Above is the current menu, all secondary schools have the same main meal choice across Moray. However the other items are slightly different in each school. These options will be advertised in the school canteen and within the school. For prices of items pleas click on the price list for secondary schools.
Break time: there is a selection of homemade scones, pancakes, muffins. Selection of sandwiches, fruit pots and drinks available.
Lunch time Options :
Main Meal: this is a traditional main meals there is a choice of 2 main options per day served with a selection of side dishes for the pupil to choose from.
Baguette/Salad Bar: there is a selection of different types of bread, wraps and also can be served as a salad box. The pupils have a wide choice of filling and salad options that are made to order.
Hot Grab n Go: there is a selection of hot grab and go items ie pizza slice, chicken goujons. pasta pots, paninis. These change daily please see you own canteen for what is available
Our catering service is proud to be working with local supplier to provide ingredients for the school menu
• Free Range Eggs –Allarburn In Elgin
• Fruit and Vegetables – Swansons in Elgin
• Quality Fresh Meat – Andersons Butcher in Buckie supplies to Buckie, Keith and Fochabers area. Fraser Brothers in Forres supply to Forres, Lossiemouth, Elgin and Speyside Area.
• Fresh Bread- Straithisla Bakery provides to Keith and Fochabers area.
Pupils can download a pre-order app which means your child can order their lunch items from their phone or computer and pick it up from designated pick up points. This saves waiting in the queue and is a quick easy way for the pupils to receive their choices. The app is linked to the pupils Ipay account so you can still top up online or at the school and the items chosen will be taken off the account. This means your child can order something for lunch, pick up the meal and head out of the school with friends.
There is also some schools that have a pre order kiosks where the pupils can pre order without using their phones the schools that have these are Elgin High, Lossiemouth High, Buckie High and Keith Grammar
Cut off time for ordering lunchtime items the cut off is the end of break time.
New pupils will be given a letter about to how to download the app and also an on boarding code to link the app to the child account. If your child hasn’t received this please contact the school reception..
Please see all allergen information here for:
Please be aware that all dishes are on the Hot Snack allergen sheets might not be available at your school.
Please not that if your child attend Keith Grammar or Milnes High there is a different allergen sheet or line that will say Keith & Fochabers this is due to them ordering from a different Baker and Butcher. Please be aware that all dishes are on the Hot Snack allergen sheets might not be available at your school.
The Catering department can provide adapted menus for pupils with medically diagnosed food intolerance or allergies. If you require a menu please make your school aware for them to pass your details onto the Catering department.
Free School Meal Allowance
If your child is entitled to free school meals, the allowance of £2.50 is available to spend at break time and lunchtime. However it is the child’s responsibility to ensure they spend their allowance wisely. Your child can use the pre order app to order their lunchtime meal at break time or before school as the allowance will come off the account at lunchtime. Any of the allowance left at the end of lunch will be cleared off the account.
All the take away packaging that the Catering department use is compostable. So that means the packaging can go in the food waste bin.
PO Box 6760