Edwards and Ward - Special Diet Requirements
At Edwards and Ward, school menus are designed to cater for the majority of the school population by offering a variety of foods in a range of dishes including vegetarian options. We do however, acknowledge that some pupils may have special dietary requirements and menus may need to be adapted to suit those needs. For the purpose of this document, the term “special diet” refers to any medically prescribed diet including food allergies.
Edwards and Ward school kitchens and recipes are free from tree nuts and peanuts. We would advise you to inform us if your child is allergic to nuts/ peanuts however, no menu adaptions will be necessary.
Dietary needs due to religious or personal beliefs or food preferences, e.g. veganism should not be recorded on this form. We cannot make menu adaptations for special diets other than those that have been medically prescribed.
The following information explains the process by which Edwards and Ward are able to cater for pupils with special dietary requirements. The process is primarily designed to safeguard children with medical conditions whilst supporting the catering staff involved in the preparation and service of the meal(s).
1.Please complete all relevant sections of the attached form fully and return with thesupporting documentation from the child’s GP, dietician or paediatrician to the addressprovided.
In line with Allergy UK guidelines and advice from NHS, and the British Dietetic Associationresults from unregulated and medically unproven food allergy tests will not be accepted asevidence of food allergy –
Please note any form received without supporting evidence will not be processed.
2.On receipt of the completed form, our Special Diets team will work with the Company Nutritionist and will, where necessary, devise an adapted menu. The school catering manager will be provided with this menu and all the relevant information regarding your child’s special dietary requirements.
If your child’s special dietary requirements are particularly complex we may contact you for further information and guidance to ensure how we best meet their requirements.
You will be provided with a copy your child’s adapted menu for each menu change.
Click on the link to complete the Special Diet form.