Celebrate the great food you serve by signing up to host a Great Roast Dinner Celebration.

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What is the Great Roast Dinner Celebration?

The Great Roast Dinner Celebration is a series of lunches that run throughout the academic year, where nurseries and schools invite parents to eat a delicious roast dinner with the children. This gives you the opportunity to demonstrate to parents just how great the food you provide is, encouraging it as the normal choice for parents when they are deciding what to feed their kids at lunchtime.

Upcoming events:

Mother's Day Celebration lunch: Wednesday 27th March 2019

End of Term Celebration lunch: Wednesday 10 July 2019

Why is it important

With 22,000 children severely obese when they leave primary school we should all be taking steps to address this health crisis.

Many parents mistakenly imagine that a packed lunch is the healthiest option for their kids. In fact, with only 1% of packed lunches meeting the nutritional standards that currently apply to school food, it is far easier to get the necessary nutrients into a cooked school meal.

How can I get involved?

When you sign up to the Great Roast Dinner Celebration, you’ll be able to download a kit full of resources and materials you can send on to your schools to encourage them to sign up to host a Roast Dinner Celebration event. Your schools and nurseries can choose to take part in as many events as they like; chances are they’ll be doing some of them anyway – such as Christmas dinner, but by signing up they’ll get a host of materials to make their events extra special – and encourage more children and their parents to opt for a catered lunch.


What’s in the caterer toolkit?

  • A letter you can send to your headteachers asking them to sign up to the Great Roast Dinner Celebration
  • A sample poster for schools to display
  • A sample invitation for schools to send to parents
  • Menu templates for you to celebrate your delicious Roast Dinners
  • Alternative Roast Dinner Recipes
A sample of the media in the Great Roast Dinner Celebration pack