Health & Well being

Healthy Eating

We teach all children about the importance of hygiene, eating healthy meals and taking exercise as part of a balanced lifestyle. We have a policy on healthy eating. As part of their science and health education lessons, children learn about food groups and what constitutes a healthy, nutritious diet and are encouraged to make healthy eating choices. It is our responsibility to help them in this process.

Parents are encouraged to observe the following guidelines:

Packed lunches and snacks should include:

  • at least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day.
  • meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (e.g. lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, hummus, peanut butter and falafel).
  • a starchy food such as any type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other type of cereals every day.
  • dairy food such as cheese, yoghurt.
  • only water to drink.
  • Packed lunches should NOT include:

  • snacks such as crisps or chips (French fries) Instead, include nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruit (with no added salt, sugar or fat). Savoury crackers or breadsticks served with fruit, vegetables or dairy food are also a good choice.
  • confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits and sweets/candies.
  • sodas, or juice of any kind.
  • Cakes and biscuits are allowed, but children should be encouraged to eat these only as part of a balanced meal.

    We are all becoming more informed about what factors lead to people becoming over-weight, one of them is the size of the portions we are given. In addition to the content of the lunch pack and snacks, parents are asked consider the size of portions that children are given. Frequently, children are given much more than they need to eat. As a result, the youngest children can spend almost the whole of the lunch period trying to finish their lunch.