The aim of this policy is to ensure children eat a healthy, well-balanced lunch, thus promoting a healthy lifestyle and lifelong healthy eating habits. 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, peanut butter, salad
- Fruit Juice
- Yoghurt Drinks
We recommend foods such as:
- Fresh fruit
- Yogurt or Yogurt drinks
- Wholegrain/ Digestive biscuits
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 sweets, crisps, bars, fizzy drinks etc. 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 Lunch Policy
- Not to bring sweets, crisps, bars, fizzy drinks etc. to school
Role of School:
- To promote and encourage healthy eating.
- If children bring sweets, crisps, bars, fizzy drinks etc to school they will not be allowed to eat them. If children have these foods and no other food or no food for their lunch a lunch will be provided by the school for these children.
This policy is strictly implemented. As part of the Social Personal and Health Education Programme children are taught about healthy eating in the first term of each year and a copy of The Healthy Food Pyramid is on display in every classroom and will be referred to regularly.
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.