Policies

Healthy Eating

Written on 06/07/2015
Editor

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. Our aims are:

  • To encourage healthy eating habits.
  • To help children understand the link between a healthy diet and a healthy, active lifestyle
  • To encourage children to experience a wide variety of foods.
  • To improve dental hygiene.
  • To help alleviate the litter problem in the school and to encourage recycling
  • To maintain a nut free school status nut free school:

As we have a number of children with life threatening nut allergies, parents and children are asked to keep our school a nut free zone.

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

Foods Never Allowed:

  • Nuts and products containing nuts. This includes chocolate spreads and also multi seed breads 
  • Chewing Gum
  • Lollipops
  • Crisps
  • Fizzy Drinks
  • Chocolate Spreads
  • Popcorn
  • Hot drinks or soup.

Treat Foods:

On Fridays, we allow children to include a small treat in their lunch box – we recommend treats such as a fun sized bar.

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, popcorn, bars or sweets to school.
  • To adhere to our Nut Free School Policy

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 chewing gum, crisps, popcorn, bars or sweets to school.

Role of Staff:

  • The Staff will encourage healthy eating and educate the children in Health Education.
  • They will be vigilant in maintaining a nut free school status.
  • All food and drink consumed in school will follow the guidelines recommended in the food pyramid.
  • Food can only be eaten in classrooms. Food may not be eaten in the toilets, while on doors, or be taken out into the yard.
  • Each child will be asked to have a lunch box in which wrappings and remains of lunch will be taken home.
  • Children will be encouraged to recycle.
  • Children will be encouraged to participate in sporting activities as part of our school’s healthy eating/healthy lifestyle policy.
  • Where teachers wish to use treats as rewards they will only do so on Fridays and/or the last days of term.
  • It is important that staff observe the nut free policy also