Salmon fish fingers served with mash and veg

Salmon fish fingers with mashed potato, baked beans or a selection of vegetables, bread and spread

Why we chose this dish

Our Pupils’ Choice

“This is my choice because it’s yummy” Alicia, Blenheim Rd Primary

“I love this, it tastes really nice” Carys, Padre Pio

“I like the fish because the outside is crunchy” Noah, Padre Pio

Our Dietitian’s Choice

“Fish is a high protein, low fat food, and a good source of vitamins and minerals. For this reason, we are recommended to eat 2 portions of fish every week, one of which should be oily. School lunches help our pupils to meet this target by including fish on every week’s menu.

Oil rich fish like salmon are full of Omega 3. Omega 3 is from the branch of "healthier fats" that are essential in the diet and may help protect the heart and blood vessels from disease. In addition to Omega 3, oily fish are a good source of Vitamin A and D, and protein.

We understand that some children may not be used to the taste of oily fish, so we have chosen salmon fish fingers, salmon being milder in taste than some other oily fish, and fish fingers being a familiar dish. Most children are unaware that this fish is anything other than they are used to.

Our fish fingers are breaded, not battered, and are oven baked on site to limit fat and saturated fat intake. As always, 2 portions of veg are served to make it easier to meet those 5 a Day targets. In addition, as part of our commitments to our environmental responsibilities, we only use fish that is MSC certified, so allowing pupils to tuck in knowing that they are helping protect our oceans, livelihoods and fish stock of the future.”

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