Day-to-Day Snacks and Drinks

  • To positively encourage the school community (teachers and pupils alike) to bring in healthy snacks for break-time, with an emphasis on fresh fruit and vegetables. Foods high in sugar, such as chocolate, cereal bars and biscuits, and those high in fat and salt, such as crisps, are not allowed in the playground.
  • We are a part of the National Fruit Scheme which enables Key Stage One to have a free portion of fruit or vegetables every day.
  • To ensure that everyone has the right to access clean drinking water. We encourage pupils to drink water whilst at school rather than fruit juices or sugary drinks. Pupils are actively encouraged to bring clearly labelled water bottles into school that can be kept in the classroom, so that pupils can have access to drinks freely without needing to leave the classroom. Bottles should only contain water. For health and safety reasons, pupils are required to take their drink bottles home regularly to be washed.

 

Lunchtimes and Lunchboxes

  • We encourage healthy and balanced meals in school lunchboxes. Information and suggestions about lunchboxes are given to parents regularly. Through learning about a balanced diet, children will be able to comment on their own lunchboxes.
  • We encourage pupils to take their time to eat their dinner, and to eat as much of it as possible – both for their own health and to minimise food waste. If a child has a packed lunch, they are required to take home all unfinished food, so that parents are aware of what has been eaten, and what has not.
  • We encourage a pleasant eating atmosphere in our school hall and classrooms. We source the best available quality providers of hot school meals and review their performance at least bi-annually. Fresh drinking water and milk is available in the school hall at lunchtimes

 

Fresh Start Catering

Fresh Start believe that providing your child with a healthy ‘home-cooked’ meal during the school day is essential. Meals are freshly prepared in the school kitchen every day.  They offer 3 different meal options including, unlimited salad cart, hand-made bread, a main pudding or fresh fruit and organic yoghurt. The menus work on a 3 weekly rotation and all meals are nutritionally analysed by the Children’s Food Trust.

The benefits of a wholesome school meal is at the forefront of the news at the moment and with the government’s backing for Free School Meals for all Key Stage 1 children it’s easier than ever for children to enjoy a healthy school meal.

 

Latest Menu – Summer Term 2022

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