School lunch

The European School Copenhagen is one of the City of Copenhagen’s “Madskoler” (culinary schools). This means that the school has its own on-site production kitchen and staff, who prepare lunch for the students every day.

The students in grade 4-6 help out in the kitchen on a rotation basis. Cooking and knowledge about food sustainability, animal welfare and nutrition are therefore an integral part of the life at the school.

These are our principles for the food:

  • We try to make tasty, healthy, climate-friendly, and organic food every day.
  • We cook the meals according to the Danish Food Administration’s official recommendations for school meals, and work based on Copenhagen Municipality’s Guidelines for climate-friendly and healthy food.
  • We ensure that challenging, varied, and recognizable food is served. There will always be an element of the lunch that is a stomach-filler, so no child is going through the school day hungry.
  • We always have a vegetarian offer, and meat generally takes up little space on our menus.

It is possible to register your child for one of the following 5 food subscriptions:

  • Regular lunch
  • Vegetarian lunch
  • Halal lunch
  • Lactose-free lunch
  • Gluten-free lunch

Other considerations for diet or food allergies cannot be accommodated in the culinary school’s lunch offer.

All the students eat in the canteen whether they eat the food made by the school or they bring their own packed lunch.

Create a school lunch account here 

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Apply for reduced price or free school lunch

School health services

The Municipality of Copenhagen provides school health services to all the schools in Copenhagen. Each school is assigned a school health nurse, who will visit the school regularly and monitor the students’ general health and well-being during their years in school.

The services of the school nurse include a combination of individual health consultations, examinations and health promotion teaching in the school. 

Our school nurse is Winnie Hansen and she is specially trained to work with children. Winnie invites the students (and parents) to a consultation at different stages of their development (nursery class, Primary 1, Primary 5 and Secondary 3).

All health consultations take place in the health clinic located on the second floor of the school.

If you need to contact Winnie, please write to her via Aula. 

Visit the website of the City of Copenhagen

Click here for more information in Danish

Click here for more information in English

School dental services

The Municipality of Copenhagen offers free dental and orthodontic care for all children age 0-17  provided they have a CPR number. The dentists are specially trained to work with children. Once your child is registered in a school, your child will be called in for regular check-ups via e-boks.

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Last updated October 13, 2022