Food in Primary Schools
HC3S meets the Government's Nutritional standards which is a compulsory standard based on the types of food offered on the plate.
Fruit and Vegetables
We use a mixture of fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables in our production kitchens. Examples of which are:
- potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, apples, pears, bananas and grapes are all fresh produce
- peas, mixed vegetables and green beans are usually frozen
- sweetcorn and pineapple are tinned produce.
All our fish is from well managed and sustainable fisheries.
HC3S has worked closely with a number of local suppliers and Hampshire Fare to find products suitable for our primary school menu. We currently use:
Hampshire beef in our burgers and meatballs.
Pork from estates in Hampshire and neighbouring counties is used in our sausages.
Free range eggs from the New Forest area.
Some locally produced milk.
Apple juice made in Alresford.
Cheese using milk from cows grazed in North and Mid Wales.
Vegetables from across Hampshire.
Bread, rolls and pizza bases that are handmade on site wherever possible.
HC3S is extremely proud to be the first and only school meal caterer to be awarded the Hyperactive Children's Support Group Award for Excellence in School Catering. This award is for our primary school meals and to achieve it, we have followed the HACSG recommendations and with help of our suppliers, removed up to 70 additives from our products.