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School Dinners UK (Colour Coded School Dinner Meal System Wristbands)

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School Dinners UK

With healthy eating in school dinners on the rise, more and more parents are choosing for their children to have school dinners over packed lunches. With people like Jamie Oliver pushing for healthier school dinners and the UK government imposing stricter rules for healthy balanced diets, it seems that packed lunches may soon be a thing of the past.

What does this mean for schools? 

For most schools, this will mean a huge influx on the amount of children they usually have to provide school dinners with.

This can be stressful, dissorganized and a nightmare if it isn't done correctly.

What can schools do about this problem?

There's a very simple solution to this problem - Colour Coded School Dinner Wristbands.

SCHOOL-MEAL-WRISTBANDSBasically, it’s a way to ensure that students receive the meal that they want every day, while reducing kitchen waste and costs. 

It’s a very simple system to implement and the following link provides further information.



(Please see the following information from

"Food served in some schools and academies in England must meet the school food standards so that children have healthy, balanced diets.

The school food standards apply to all maintained schools, and academies that were founded before 2010 and after June 2014. They must provide:

  • high-quality meat, poultry or oily fish
  • fruit and vegetables
  • bread, other cereals and potatoes

There can’t be:

  • drinks with added sugar, crisps, chocolate or sweets in school meals and vending machines
  • more than 2 portions of deep-fried, battered or breaded food a week

You can read more about school food standards on the School Food Plan website.

Find out if your child can get free school meals."