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Turing House

Healthy Eating

At Turing House we aim to meet or exceed the Government's food and nutrition standards. We do not have vending machines filled with fizzy drinks, crisps and sweets on the premises.

We ensure that, wherever possible:

  • Fresh ingredients will be used, not processed convenience food.
  • Food will be baked not fried.
  • Salt levels will be low.
  • Ingredients will be locally sourced.

Our Catering Company - Innovate

Innovate by name and nature. Food choice, flexibility, quality and speed are at the heart of what we do. Inspired by the best and most fashionable high street concepts, we pride ourselves on fusing fantastic quality food with quick service.

Everything has to start with fantastic quality and responsible food. Across our wide, diverse and ever-changing menus, we ensure that everything is safe, sustainable and tastes great. We only source from farmers, wholesalers and catering butchers that are audited to UKAS accredited standards and meet the highest possible assurance levels.

We have a huge variety of really exciting dishes to try! We’re talking about global street food, our famous curry Thursdays, modern vegetarian and vegan, and traditional fish and chips. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at all times of the day.

In addition to great food in great environments, we are committed to becoming an ‘Impact Organisation’ and doing whatever we can to create a better world. We operate a sustainable and responsible business model, minimising packaging (especially plastics), food waste and energy consumption, whilst maximising recycling and composting.

As an Impact Food Group caterer, our vision and values are entirely aligned to working with our schools to create a positive food culture and helping more students eat better food.

Read our welcome letter

Further Information

Hot food is provided on a cyclical menu system, enhanced by speciality, regional and themed day menus.  There are also cold food options readily available, including sandwiches, salads, fruit and yoghurt.

If on the other hand you prefer to bring a packed lunch, a healthier lunchbox should:

  • be based on starchy carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta);
  • include fresh fruit and vegetables/salad;
  • include a source of protein such as beans and pulses, eggs, fish, meat, cheese (or dairy alternative);
  • include a side dish such as a low-fat and lower-sugar yoghurt (or dairy alternative), tea cake, fruit bread, plain rice/corn cakes, homemade plain popcorn, sugar-free jelly;
  • include a drink such as water, skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, sugar-free or no-added-sugar drinks.

The Eatwell Guide shows you how to have a healthy balanced diet and can help you decide what to put in your child's lunchbox.

Find healthy lunchbox ideas at Change4Life.

 

Healthy Schools Award

We have Bronze Healthy Schools status, and are working towards the Silver award.  We are following best practice in the following key areas:

  • Leadership, management and managing change
  • Policy development;
  • Learning and teaching, curriculum planning and resourcing;
  • School ethos, culture, environment and SMSC development;
  • Provision of support services for children and young people;
  • Staff continuing professional development (CPD), health and wellbeing;
  • Partnerships with parents/carers, local communities, external agencies and volunteers to support pupil health and wellbeing.

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