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School sample canteen menus

Plan your school canteen menu for the year with our free, sample canteen menus.


The school canteen or lunch order plays a vital role in providing children with a variety of healthier food which can be cost effective.

Planning your menu helps to control the quality and cost of food that is served. It will also make it easier for your staff to order and buy the food needed. 

In general a menu should offer your customers several items that remain the same, with variety provided by specials that are for sale only at certain times or on certain days of the week. Seasonal fruit, whole or cut into appropriate sized pieces, should always be available.

We’ve developed a range of school sample menus to help you plan a healthy menu for your school. Each canteen menu has seasonal recipes, simple snacks and drink suggestions.