Craigdhu Primary School operate a cash cafeteria system that provides a wide selection of meals and snacks.
Pupils pay for their meals on a daily basis. Please note that from January 2015 all pupils from P1-3 are entitled to a free meal. There is an emphasis on encouraging children to eat health options with fresh fruit and salad available daily. There is a termly menu available which includes prices. These menus and the lunchtime rota are both available on the website.
Facilities are also available within the hall for children who wish to bring a packed lunch. In order to avoid accidents, please do not give children breakable bottles, cans or hot liquid flasks. Plastic bottles are collected and recycled. Subsidised milk is available for all children.
As we have children with diagnosed severe peanut allergy we must insist that all children refrain from bringing nuts or peanut butter to school. Even sitting beside someone with food items containing nuts is enough to trigger extremely severe reactions in some children. For the same reason our cash cafeteria specialises in a “nut free” diet.
We know that maintaining a healthy diet is linked to a happy and active lifestyle. By eating a school meal provided by East Dunbartonshire Council’s School Meals Service your child is guaranteed a balanced nutritious meal to keep them healthy and alert throughout the school day.
The meals are freshly cooked on a daily basis by our skilled staff who care about food and your child’s wellbeing. Our staff will help your child to make balanced choices. The meals meet the Scottish Government’s nutritional regulations.
Any Special diets or allergies should be discussed with the school.
Meal prices are reviewed annually. Please contact the School or view the EDC website to be advised of the current price and also to view current menus.
Free School Meals
Some families may be eligible for free school meals. Children of parents/carers receiving income support or income based job seekers allowance are entitled to a free midday meal. Children of parents who are in receipt of child tax credit or working tax credit and child tax credit or employment and support allowance (income related) or support under part IV of the immigration and asylum act 1999, may also be eligible. A new combined online application form for free school meals, free nursery meals and school clothing grants was launched in July 2020.
Only those children whose parents receive income support or income based job seekers allowance (and child tax credit were qualifying income criteria has been met) will be entitled to free milk. Milk may however, be available for purchase in the school during the lunch period.
Please do not apply for free school meals if your child(ren) is/are in P1, P2 or P3 as a meal will automatically be given.