We go the extra mile to support the needs of children with medically diagnosed diets.
Our Dietitian will tailor our standard menus for children with conditions, such as:
- Coeliac disease
- Food allergies (e.g. milk, egg, soya, celery, mustard)
- Food intolerances (e.g. lactose, onion, garlic)
- Other medical conditions requiring the diet to be adapted
Whenever possible, we do our very best to accommodate diets where more than one food needs to be restricted (e.g. Non-Dairy, Non-Egg, Non-Mustard, No Banana).
Although we do not use nuts or peanuts in our recipes, we still ask parents of children who are allergic to these foods to complete our medical diet request form. This allows us to inform them that some of our products may contain traces of nuts/peanuts. If there is a need to avoid products with a risk of traces, we will exclude these from the child’s diet.
Please download our full special diet procedure (PDF)
Please download our special diet request form (PDF)
Do you have a child with a medical condition or allergy and would like advice on how the menu can be adapted?
Our in-house Registered Dietitian holds a CCS dietary advice helpline on a Tuesday and a Wednesday between 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Her contact number is 01223 703514.
Children with Type I Diabetes
Our Registered Dietitian has worked closely with the NHS to come up with a unique menu chart for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. This enables an accurate carbohydrate count to be determined for their child's chosen meals each day.
Feedback from Parents
Our medical diet procedure has given parents the confidence to allow their children to enjoy a school meal that accommodates medical diets. Read the positive feedback received by our Dietitian: