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Health Eating

Aim:
The aim of this policy is to ensure children eat a healthy, well-balanced lunch, thus promoting a healthy lifestyle. By encouraging healthy eating patterns we educate children for later life.

Healthy Lunch Options:
We encourage children to choose from the following foods regularly

  • Bread/scones
  • Pitta bread
  • Fruit
  • Raw vegetables
  • Cheese, lean meat, eggs, fish, salad
  • Fruit Juice
  • Yoghurt Drinks
  • Milk
  • Water
  • Soup

Treat Foods

We recommend foods such as:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Raisins
  • Yogurt or Yogurt drinks
  • Wholegrain/ Digestive biscuits

Foods that are not allowed

  • Crisps
  • Nuts- due to allergies
  • Chocolate bars
  • Chewing gum
  • Fizzy drinks

Exceptions are allowed:

  • End of term parties
  • School trips
  • At teachers’ discretion

Roles and Responsibilities:

Role of Parents:

  • Provide a healthy well-balanced lunch for children
  • Encourage healthy eating
  • Inform the school of any child’s special dietary needs
  • To implement school policy by not allowing their children to bring prohibited food to school

Role of Children:

  • To eat their lunch
  • To bring home any uneaten lunch
  • To help make their lunches and remind parents of the Healthy Eating Policy
  • Not to bring prohibited food to school

Role of School:

  • To promote and encourage healthy eating.
  • If children bring prohibited food to school they will not be allowed to eat them while in school.

Implementation:
This policy will be implemented from 28th April 2014.

A copy of The Healthy Food Pyramid will be on display in every classroom from April 2014 and will be referred to regularly.

As part of the Social Personal and Health Education curriculum, reasons for healthy eating will be discussed with the children regularly by staff.

A healthy eating week will be held annually.

Teachers may continue to give children a sweet treat on occasions . Sweet treats used prudently by teachers will not interfere with the health of the children.