Special Diets

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Registering your child for a special diet is quick and easy. Simply read the following information before you start.

We automatically save your details after each step as you go so you can pause your application at any time.

Education Catering are delighted to provide this service on behalf of your school.

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Do I need to apply for a special diet menu?


We offer a daily vegetarian meal option. There is no need for you to apply for a special diet menu using this application system.

Nut allergies

We guarantee that our standard primary school menu, known as the 'classics' option, is 100% nut free. We also ensure that ingredients are manufactured in a nut free environment. This controls the risk of cross contamination. Which means that all children with a nut allergy are able to eat our standard menu with no need to register for a special diet.


You can find the carbohydrate count for each of our meals here. So there is no need to apply for a special diet menu.

Frequently asked questions

We get lots of questions about special diets at Education Catering. So many, in fact, that we have put the answers to the ones we hear most often all in one place.

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What you will need

Passport style photo

We require a colour passport style photo of your child taken within the last month.

Class/Year Group

You will need to provide details of your child's class name or year group.

Dietary requirements

For special diet applications we require details of your child's dietary requirements.

Medical Evidence

It is important that you provide us with the most recent medical evidence. If allergies or intolerances are newly diagnosed, we require evidence from a professional medical source i.e. medical doctor, registered dietician, nurse or other qualified NHS medical professional.

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Education Catering, Bar End Road, Winchester SO23 9NR

02380 629 388
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