Healthy Lunch Policy
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
- Pitta bread
- Raw vegetables
- Cheese, lean meat, eggs, fish, salad
- Fruit juice
- Yogurt drinks
We recommend foods such as :
- Fresh Food
- Yogurt drinks/yogurt
- Wholegrain/Digestive biscuits
The 4Cs are not allowed; Chewing gum, Crisps, Chocolate bars, Candy
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 chewing gum, crisps, chocolate bars or candy to school.
Role for children:
- To eat their lunch
- To bring home any uneaten lunch
- To help make their lunches and remind parents of the Healthy Lunch Policy
- Not to bring chewing gum, crisps, chocolate bars or candy to school.
Role of School:
- To promote and encourage healthy eating
- If children bring chewing gum, crisps, chocolate bars or candy they will not be allowed eat them while in school.
- This policy will be continued from September 2006 and circulated to all new staff members.
- As part of the School Personal and Health Education curriculum reasons for healthy eating will be discussed with the children regularly by staff.
- Teachers will continue to give children a sweet treat on occasions in recognition of work done, improvements in work or behaviour and in an effort to promote positive behaviour. Sweet treats used prudently by teachers will not interfere with the health of the children.