Food Services produce meals for the residents of the city at schools and day care centres. They make food from breakfast to evening snacks. Schoolchildren are offered lunch, and the pupils in afternoon clubs also get a snack. At the day care centres, all meals of the day are offered depending on when the child is at day care.
Two main meal options are available at school lunches, one of which is a vegetarian option (lacto-ovo vegetarian). In nurseries, you can eat a vegetarian meal every day of the day when you commit to it (you eat it every day). We also produce vegan meals for those who order them separately.
The menu planning is guided by national nutritional recommendations and guidelines and takes into account public holidays and special theme days.
The Heart Symbol has been granted to the lunches at schools and day care centres. The symbol shows that the meal is a good, healthy choice. The school meal covers 1/3 of the pupils’ daily need for energy. If the child eats breakfast, lunch and a snack at the day care centre, the meals cover 2/3 of the child’s daily energy needs.
Special diets are provided at schools and day care centres for health and religious reasons. A nurse’s or doctor’s certificate on the special diet is required. The certificate is delivered to the kitchen. The kitchen is notified about diets required for religious reasons either directly or via a teacher; no certificate is needed. If the lunch of the day includes meat that is prohibited for religious reasons, a vegetarian meal is offered instead.