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For the students at Wanganui Collegiate, meal times are an important part of their day. Spotless Services (NZ) Ltd (now trading as Alliance Catering) has been providing the catering at Collegiate since 1990 and our focus is two-fold.

1. To provide meals that students like and want to eat.
2. To ensure their nutritional and growth needs are being met.

At Alliance Catering we achieve this in a number of ways:

• Our menus are based on government dietary guidelines specific to adolescents.
• Our menus are changed each term to ensure variety and use of seasonal produce.
• We meet with School and student reps on a regular basis to discuss requirements, preferences and good ideas.

Healthy eating

What the students don’t know:

• Our menu planning processes are based on our SNAP program (Spotless Nutritional Assessment Programme) which ensures adequate representation of all the food groups in appropriate quantities.
• The next step is to have our menus reviewed by a qualified dietician for nutritional suitability.
• In addition we ensure our cooking methods and ingredient choices limit use of saturated and trans fats, salts and sugars.

What the students do know:

• Is the “Nourish  healthier eating programme.
• This programme is designed to be a fun and informative method of educating students on what healthy eating and living is about.
• Healthier choices are identified on the menu with the nourish programme this way the students know these choices are lower in salt, fat and sugar and higher in fibre; a better choice all-round!
• Posters, and table talkers help spread the word and highlight what we’re doing about healthier meal choices

In addition:

• We hold theme days every term to introduce some fun into the Dining Hall experience.
• Vegetarian options are provided at every meal time.
• Special dietary requirements such as gluten/dairy free are catered for.

Our staff are committed to ensure the Dining Experience at Collegiate is a positive and nutritionally sound one.
We welcome any enquiry, and you can do so through your PFA rep or the Housemasters.

Café @ Collegiate

“Café at Collegiate” provides a completely different service to the Dining Hall next door; the café has a modern design and high street style. The Café at Wanganui Collegiate is a mini "espresso plus" style café. It’s a space that provides a central campus environment for students, staff, parents and the wider Collegiate Community to meet, relax and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat.We look forward to seeing you - drop in for a coffee soon. Customers may pay by cash or EFTPOS but we do not offer a “charge to School Account” facility.