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School catering

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  • Helsinki
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Lunch is served daily between 10 am and 12 pm. It includes a hot main course, a salad or other raw food item, a beverage, bread and bread spreads. There are two main-course choices daily.The school lunch is served on a self-service basis.

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Background information

Children in both part-time and full-time early childhood education and care are entitled to meals and the necessary snacks, for which the parents pay in the monthly fee for the care. Pupils in pre-primary and basic education are entitled to a free school lunch provided by the municipality on school days. Students in general upper secondary education and vocational upper secondary education and training are entitled to a meal at least on those days when their instruction is provided at the school.

Small children’s, pupils’ and students’ allergies and other illnesses, ethical choices and special features of their religion are taken into account in the provision of meals in day-care centres and schools.

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City of Helsinki

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Education Division, Helsinki
Text edited by: Education Division, Helsinki
Updated: 9/6/2023