Staying for a school lunch can be a great opportunity for socialising with a range of different aged children and trying new tastes and textures of food. Schools have their own tried and tested methods of delivering lunches to the children in their care which may not be the same as the ones adopted in your home. For example some schools use flight trays and children collect their food from a hatch. Children having a school lunch will be given a knife, fork and spoon which they will be encouraged to use so practise using the appropriate cutlery before starting school. In many schools the main savoury course is served alongside the sweet course and in these schools children are encouraged to eat the savoury element before the sweet. If your child has dietary issues schools are used to dealing with these and will have structures in place to accommodate your concerns.