Special menus from HCL - what to do if your child has an allergy
HCL, who are our school meal provider, has a rigorous process in place to provide a safe meal service to pupils with food allergies or intolerances. If your child has a food allergy or intolerance and meets the qualifying criteria, then HCL have a range of delicious and nutritious menus designed especially for your child’s medical requirement. Please note if your child has a nut allergy you do not need to apply for a special menu as HCL do not
include peanut or tree nut as an ingredient or use products that carry "may contain peanut or tree nut traces" labelling.
As a parent/carer you will need to complete the HCL form, which we as a school then download and provide to our kitchen staff. The new on-line account system takes just minutes to create and complete and is really easy to use. You will need at hand:
- Your child’s school details including class name
- Medical evidence of your child’s medical requirements
- Electronic Passport style photograph (which you will need to upload on to our system)
Once you have created your account you will be able to easily update the school and HCL with any changes to your child’s dietary needs in the future and will automatically receive new menus when they change (twice yearly).
If you need any further support please see the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section of the HCL special menu website. Alternatively you can email HCL.Nutritionist@hcl.co.uk.
By providing these details and a photograph to HCL, you are also consenting to your child’s photograph being displayed in the kitchen.
If you have any further queries regarding the HCL online system or management of your child’s allergies at school then please do speak to Jules McEachran in the school office on 01442 871231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org