Whilst delivering a nutritionally rich and balanced menu to the county's schools, we are sensitive to the needs of different cultures and special dietary requirements.
Leicestershire County Council has recognised that within Leicestershire there is a need for multi-cultural catering. They listened carefully to our Muslim and Hindu communities, and worked with specialist Halal and Asian Vegetarian Development Workers to ensure a supply of acceptable ingredients within our catering service.
Genetically modified food
It is the policy of Leicestershire County Council that schools and colleges do not knowingly purchase, prepare or sell food that may contain genetically modified Soya or maize.
It has also been agreed with suppliers that they will not provide any food containing genetically modified ingredients.
This policy will be regularly reviewed to take into account current research, current legislation and customer needs.
In order to ensure that all special diets are dealt with appropriately, we work with a dietician from the local health trust to compile a Special Diet Referral policy.
Their referral process encourages communication between parents and cooks to create a personalised menu for the child. This will remain as close to the standard menu as possible to avoid children on special diets feeling alienated.
Please do contact your school direct to discuss any special dietary requirements.
Page Last Updated: 11 October 2010