School meals

All school meals eaten in the Borders are produced in the Borders and our schools follow the same menus and recipes.

We provide:

  • school meals to 72 school kitchens across the Scottish Borders
  • 6000 primary school meals a day
  • school meals to pupils with special dietary requirements (please ask staff in the school office about the Special Dietary Requirement procedure)
  • free school meals for every Primary 1 - 3 pupil

Our school meals are produced in line with the statutory nutrient standards for school lunches for pupils in primary and secondary schools as defined in Healthy Eating in Schools: A guide to implementing the nutritional requirements for food and drink in schools (Scotland) regulations, published in 2008.

There are 14 standards for Scottish school meals, these are for;

  • Energy
  • Total Fat
  • Saturated Fat
  • Total Carbohydrate
  • Non-milk extrinsic sugars
  • Fibre (NSP)
  • Protein
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Folate
  • Sodium
  • Zinc

Free school meals

You may be eligible to claim free school lunches for your child.

Parent pay

Find out more about the online payment facility for parents.