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School meals

The council's catering contractor, Chartwells, provides meals to more than 75 per cent of schools in Medway. All other schools provide their own catering services, overseen by their own school governing body or Medway Council or they use another catering provider.

Medway school meals now:

  • meet the government food standards; Photo of food for a lunchbox
  • offer more homemade dishes prepared and cooked in the school kitchen;
  • contain plenty of red meat, fish and wholegrains;
  • offer fresh fruit and vegetables everyday;
  • contain reduced levels of hydrogenated fats, artificial colours and additives;
  • use healthier cooking methods, such as steaming and grilling, to reduce the levels of fat and to minimise the loss of nutrients from foods;
  • offer children a chance to try new foods and different tastes;
  • allow children to learn important social skills in a good eating environment.

Find Chartwells' menus and prices for primary and secondary schools.

Please support the hard work being done to improve food in Medway schools by encouraging your child to try a new healthy school meal or by packing a healthy packed lunch.
packed lunches

For advice on packing healthy lunches, please visit:

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For more information contact us by telephone: 01634 331044 or by email: school.contracts@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR