Everyday hot food

Meals, snacks and drinks that meet the minimum food and drink benchmark

If you add Occasional items such as crumbed/coated meat, sausages or hot chips to an Everyday hot or cold food, it automatically becomes an Occasional food.

Toasties and open melts (containing no Occasional ingredients)

  • Everyday fillings, e.g. lean meat, tuna, salmon, skinless roast chicken, reduced fat chee se, salad/vegetables (fresh or roasted), egg, baked beans, spaghetti
  • all types of bread, e.g. wholemeal, multigrain, white, rye, Turkish, Lebanese, lavash, focaccia, pita, tortillas, wraps, rolls, bagels, English muffins, crumpets, un-iced fruit bread and buns (includes gluten-free varieties).

Soup

  • Everyday freshly prepared, canned, packet and ready-to-eat soups.

Pasta

  • fresh and packaged  lasagne, (e.g. beef, chicken, vegetable) spaghetti bolognese, ravioli, macaroni and cheese, pasta bakes, canned spaghetti.

Maximum portion size

  • 250g primary schools
  • 350g secondary schools

Pizza (made on site)

  • Everyday toppings, e.g. skinless chicken, vegetables, pineapple, cheese, lean mince, mushroom.
  • thin crust or muffin/pita base, preferably wholemeal.

Maximum portion size

  • 250g primary schools
  • 350g secondary schools

Risotto and flavoured rices

  • fresh and packaged, e.g. chicken, mushroom, or vegetable risotto

Maximum portion size

  • 250g primary schools
  • 350g secondary schools

Indian food

  • fresh and packaged, e.g. chicken tikka masala, vegetable curry, rogan josh, lentil dahl.

Maximum portion size

  • 250g (primary schools)
  • 350g (secondary schools)

Asian food (with rice/noodles/dumplings)

  • fresh and and packaged, e.g. meat curry, vegetable curry with rice, fried rice, stir-fry with rice or noodles (udon, egg, rice), steamed dim sum/dumplings/buns (not fried) with Everyday fillings (e.g. vegetables, lean meat, tofu, fish).

Maximum portion size

  • 250g primary schools
  • 350g secondary schools

Mexican food

  • e.g. burrito, fajitas and enchiladas (soft tortillas only – corn or wheat; hard shell tortillas/ tacos are Occasional).

Maximum portion size

  • 250g primary schools
  • 350g secondary schools

Jacket (baked) potatoes

  • potatoes cooked in their skin, split and served with a variety of Everyday toppings, e.g. salad, tuna, baked beans, sweetcorn, lean meats, reduced-fat cheese.

Maximum portion size

  • 250g (primary schools)
  • 350g (secondary schools)

Burger patties/rissoles/meatballs/falafel/veggie burger meals

  • uncoated patties, e.g. lean beef, lean skinless chicken, fish, vegetable, lentil.

Maximum portion size

  • 250g (primary schools)
  • 350g (secondary schools)
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