School meals

school meals support schools, pupils and parentsDid you know that you don't have to pay for a school meal for your child if they're in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2?

The current cost of a meal is £2.10 in primary schools

Free school meals

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School meal menus

Eden are contracted to provide menus with either two or three choices and a balanced choice packed lunch menu where requested.

Brackenbury Primary School now receives the three choice menu detailed above.

Secondary schools manage their own meal contracts. For more information, please contact your school direct.

Nutritional standards

All food provided by Brighton & Hove City Council meets the nutritional standards set by the government and Eden has achieved the Soil Associations Silver Food For Life. This ensures that children are provided with a healthy balanced meal. We work with Eden Foodservice to create the menus which include:food standards silver award

  • a variety of red meat and poultry dishes all to the red tractor standard
  • sustainable fish including omega-3 rich oily fish
  • local free range eggs
  • balanced vegetarian dishes
  • rice
  • pasta
  • a wide choice of fresh fruit, vegetables and salad
  • fresh bread, cooked on site daily.

My child has an allergy or intolerance

Find out more about how we cater for food allergies and intolerances (PDF 89KB) and other special diets.

Further information

Many parents have asked for further support and information to help them make an informed decision around school meals. The Little Book of Goodness written by the School Food Trust is designed to address these concerns.

Eden Foodservice

The Corporate School Meals Contract will be provided by Eden Foodservice (part of the Interserve Group) and is administered by the School Meals Team. Any schools that have opted out of this contract, as well as PFI schools, will have their own arrangements.

Find out more about Eden Foodservice.

Contact Us

If there are any queries regarding school meals, please email or call the following numbers:

  • for comments, complaints, compliments and contractual issues, please contact the School Meals Manager on 01273 293590
  • to enquire about a job then please call Eden Foodservice on 01273 818892

Useful Links

A small selection of local and national organisations useful to School Meals.