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Blaenau Gwent Catering

The Healthy Eating in Schools Regulations 2013 is part of the wider Healthy Eating in Schools Measure 2009. The Measure places a legal requirement on local authorities and governing bodies to promote healthy eating and drinking by pupils in maintained schools throughout Wales. It replaces the previous Appetite for Life implementation guidelines and sets out the type of food and drink that can and cannot be provided in local authority maintained schools and ensures nutritional standards are in place for school lunches. Blaenau Gwent Catering service strives to achieve these standards whilst providing tasty and appetising food.


Ebbw Fawr provides a breakfast service to all students before the start of the morning, served between 7:00 – 08:45. Our healthy breakfasts include:

  • Milk based drinks or yoghurts.
  • Cereals that are not coated or flavoured with sugar, chocolate or cocoa powder
  • Fruit & vegetables
  • Breads & toppings

For full details about the breakfast requirements refer to the Healthy Eating in Maintained Schools: Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities & Governing Bodies.


Ebbw Fawr serves light snacks & refreshments during break time in both the Bistro & Restaurant. Break-time for all students is between 11:05 and 11:20.

  • Plain water (still or carbonated).
  • Plain milk (semi skimmed or skimmed)
  • Fruit or vegetable juice (still or carbonated) combined with water (at least 50% juice).
  • Toast (or) Bagels
  • Selection of Hot Chocolate (or) Coffee


Ebbw Fawr provides lunch to all students. In order to minimise queue times & congestion, we operate with a split lunch rota.

Year 8 & 9 lunch is served between 12:20 and 12:50; Year 7 between 12:50 and 13:20 & Year 10 & 11 between 13:20 and 13:55.

A variety of hot & cold meals along with snacks are served, in compliance with the Healthy Eating in Schools scheme, meals include:

  • At least one portion of fruit each day.
  • At least two portions of vegetable or salad each day
  • Fruit based desserts at least twice each week
  • Fish at least twice each week
  • Oily fish at least twice in four weeks
  • Meat cuts at least three times each week

Did you know? If you receive certain benefits your child may be entitled to free school meals. Please visit the link below for more information.

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