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Leighton Primary School

Questionnaire results

A big thank you to all who completed the lunch time questionnaire. We had 88 responses. Below are the results. We will be using the findings to inform the summer term menu and future menus.

 

1. What are your favourite main courses on the current menu?

 

Sausages

Jacket

Fish Fingers

Chicken burger

Roast (chicken)

Sag Bol

Cheesy Pasta

Pasta

Pizza

Lasagna

13

35

12

24

23

13

21

14

40

9

Hot dog

Burger

Fish cake

Chips

Curry

Sandwiches

Quorn chilli

Vegi burger

Veg Lasagna

Sweet n sour

Chilli

10

13

6

17

3

8

1

2

2

2

1

2. What are your favourite desserts on the current menu?

Fudge tart

flapjack

Ice cream

Jelly

Whip

Jam tart

Cheese & crackers

Cookies

Ginger sponge

Fruit salad

27

31

42

15

15

5

14

12

2

17

Sponge & cust

Yogurt

Fruit pie & cust

Lemon sponge

Crispy cake

Banana sponge

Fruit crunch

 

 

 

22

11

1

4

8

2

4

 

 

 

3. What other healthy meals would you like on the menu?

Cheese toasties

Chicken wraps

Tuna Pasta

Wraps

Chicken nuggets

Soup

Cottage pie

More Veg

Ravioli

BBQ ribs

Sausage roll

Cous cous

Fish (cod)

1

7

7

4

8

5

4

4

1

1

1

1

10

Chicken pie

Chicken noodles

Pasta & meatballs

Chicken curry

Hot dogs & pasta

Pasta bake

Cheese/ham salad

Baguettes

Risotto

Cheese burger

Carbonara

Sausage casserole

3

3

5

2

1

1

4

2

2

4

1

3

4. What other desserts would you like on the menu?

Apple pie/ crumble and cust

Variety of Ice cream flavs

Ice lolly

Jelly and ice cream

Chocolate cake

Cheese cake

Cup cakes

Choc pizza

Bake well tart

Carrot cake

Pancakes and syrup

10

5

2

3

20

11

8

1

1

4

5

Rice pudding

Trifle

Chocolate gateau

Doughnuts

Cherry pie

Cornflake tart

Cookie dough

Meringue

Treacle tart

Choc mousse

7

2

1

2

3

1

1

2

2

1

5. Are there enough options? Explain your answer

Yes 64

No 16

-More than most other schools
-But not enough of each option (runs out before I get the choice)
--Yes each day there is something I like
-Yes but I always get gravy and I don’t like gravy so I don’t eat it
-Maybe there could be one more
-Yes but I still don’t always find something I like.
-I love the sandwich option
-If there were more I would find choosing hard.
-Except Wednesday when the Jacket is with Tuna
-I like there is something different every day
-Its healthy, filling and tasty
-Perfect the way it is
-If there was more there would be more waste
-But could be more for vegetarian
-I like the choice of a jacket
-Some days I don’t like any of the options
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-I do not get much choice when it is my turn as most options have gone.
-I don’t like potatoes and most options have potatoes.
-I always get hungry
-Sometimes there is only 1 thing I like
-Not enough sandwich choices, not enough of each thing
-Jackets are not always left or much choice of filling
-If you’re last to lunch you get no choice.
 

 

 

6. Do you like sandwiches? Which fillings would you like?

Don’t like

Nutella

Tuna

Ham

Cheese

Ham and cheese

Cheese spread

Cucumber and cheese

Ham and lettuce

Chicken &salad cream

11

3

20

30

20

9

4

3

1

1

Jam

Ham & salad cream

Turkey

chicken

Egg and ham

salami

Corned beef

Honey

Egg

Peanut butter

8

1

2

9

1

5

1

1

8

2

Chocolate

Cheese & cucumber

Sausages

Bacon

Corn beef

-Plain cheese is not worth it in a sandwich. I would like to have a variety of bread and be able to have salad from the salad bar to go with it.

-Would like to also have the salad bar.

-I would like the option of bagets too.

8

1

2

1

2

7. Do you like Jackets? What fillings would you like?

Don’t like

Cheese &beans

Tuna

Just butter

Cheese

Chicken

Beans

ham

sweetcorn

Chilli

12

19

23

2

25

2

18

3

2

4

Chicken & bacon

Coleslaw

Chicken, mayo and sweetcorn

Spaghetti hoops

Bacon

sweetcorn

Cheese and ham

Stew

 

2

3

1

1

3

1

1

1

 

8. Are you happy with the amount? Please comment

Yes 59

No 23

 -More than most other schools

-not enough of each option

-I would be happy with less

-I would like less

-Bigger plates would be better for that little bit more

-It depends on the food

-I would like more
-Generally ok but would like a bit more.
-Just a bit more would mean we would’t need seconds.
 

9. Would you like seconds?

Yes 36

No 11

-Would like the option for seconds. -Only have seconds for cheesy pasta -It would be good for seconds to come round to us.  -Keep the amount of food the same but allow for seconds if we are still hungry or want more.

10.What do you like/would you like to see on the salad bar?

Carrot sticks

Egg

Cold potatoes

Broccoli

Fruit salad

Tuna and Sweetcorn

peppers

Tuna

Runner beans

Cold pasta

11

5

3

3

3

1

5

1

2

8

Pickled onions

Onion

cucumber

Tomato

Bread

Sweetcorn

Lettuce

Beetroot

Pineapple

Gherkins

1

2

22

13

6

6

12

1

2

2

cheese

coleslaw

Potato salad

Raisins

Bread sticks

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Strawberries

Grapes

Butter

1

4

2

4

2

2

2

3

1

1

11. Comments on salad bar.

-I like it       - Don’t like salad        - Good idea     - I am happy with what is served
-It is brilliant   -I only like tomatoes  - I would like more selection on it  -I didn’t know there was one
-Never enough available, the cucumber is always gone  - Great idea  - I like it as it is

Other comments from children.

-I like school lunches   - I am happy with my school dinners – Thank you for asking us
-I would like spag bol more often  –I like the ladies that serve dinner

– I don’t like it when the choices have gone – I would like a variety of potatoes

-I would like more options to choose from for a jacket potato  - School dinners are the best

-I love corn  - Thank you for feeding me   - I like my lunch at school

-Make more of each option as the best things always run out

-Lunch is fine how it is but I would like more food.

-Don’t put gravy on any of my food.  - I like the cheesy pasta

-The meals are nice, thank you to the people who make them.

-I would like juice. I don’t like water or milk. – School lunch is yummy in my tummy.

-I would like to have a choice of jacket potato filling and be able to mix and match. The same with sandwiches.  - I cant always finish the food. –I love school dinners. –More broccoli
-I would like the choice to have squash.  - Can we have more lunches like the Mad hatter tea party?
-Staff that do lunch are really nice – I like it menu except Friday
-I would like to be able to put things on my plate myself.

Other comments from Parents 

-I do not like sandwiches on the menu as I expect my child to have had a hot meal as he may not get one in the evening.
-Taste sessions might help the younger children try food that they are not sure of so that when it comes to lunch they will know if they like the options and know what to choose.
-The menu is not always on the website.
-My daughter is forced to eat more than she wants so has a packed lunch.
-I am happy with the variety on the menu.
-My daughter is happy with her school lunch and the selection
-Often my child does not get an option as there is nothing left.
-I have nothing but respect for the lunch staff. My daughter struggles with dinners and they responded to my feedback so well, I now have a happy little girl. Great job ladies.
-My child struggles telling the ladies what he would like so I think an option to pre select would help as it would also prevent the problem of running out of what the children like
-I am not pleased that the choices run out and that my child gets no choice.
-I would like feedback if my child doesn’t eat.
-We are grateful for the hard work everyone does and we enjoy the lunches we are invited to.
-We’re impressed with the current variety of choices each day. We hope the healthy choices continue.
-If seconds happened it would need monitoring, maybe limit the number of seconds a week.
-The amount for the little ones is ok but the older children should have more.
-Minimise the amount of processed food.
-More jacket potatoes as my child rarely gets one as they have run out.
-I would like parents tasting sessions.
-My son is happy with his school meals.
-My children enjoy their lunch and will excitedly tell me what they had each day.
-We are happy with the variety on the current menu.
-More healthy, no chips and burgers.
-There should be more freedom to make choice for the children.
-I would rather there was not sandwich option as I pay for a lunch and want him to have a cooked lunch, I can provide sandwiches.
-It would be great to add some international food sometimes, like veg and lentil curry with naan bread.
-I would like to see soup added and nothing that if cooked in oil.
-School dinners are helping my child to like more healthy options.
-I appreciate that you have a variety and give the children choice.
-My children worry, if they only like one thing and it runs out they get something they don’t like and go hungry.
-I think you have good options but maybe less pasta dishes or more variety.
-The menu is really good, maybe more and new dishes. My children eat on Fridays but would like for them to have more often.
-I think sandwiches are a good option if there is nothing else the children like on the menu.
-I think the current menu is very good but my son often says he doesn’t get what he wants. I am not sure if this is because he is misheard or because there is non left.
-I would like to have the chance to make the selections at home with my child as she can never remember what she has eaten. I would like to know what she is eating.
-My child is always happy with the choices on offer.
-I feel that at least reception children should pre order food with their parents. We found our child was too shy to ask what something was or what was in it so always had jacket, even if he didn’t want it. Because of this we went back to giving him a pack up everyday.
-All options should be available to all children as my children come home saying they did not get what they liked because it had all gone.
-I am happy with the school lunches and like the idea of a salad bar.