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

Our kitchens and our standard primary school menus do not use any products in which labelling identifies any nut derived ingredients or that bear any precautionary warnings as to their potential presence. Nuts are defined in line with food allergen labelling regulations, namely: peanut, almond, hazelnut, walnut, cashew, pecan, Brazil, pistachio, macadamia/Queensland nuts. Children with one of these nut allergies can eat our standard primary menu without having to register for a special diet.

Children with Diabetes

You can find the carbohydrate count for each of our meals at the bottom of the webpage here. There is no need for children with diabetes 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 dietitian, 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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