Healthy Lunch Policy
- Children need a healthy lunch, which may include one small treat on Fridays only, e.g. two biscuits, a fun-size bar.
- Re-usable lunch boxes and drinks bottles should be used.
- Children are expected to bring any uneaten lunch home, which should help parents/guardians monitor their eating habits.
Suggestions for a healthy lunch:
- Sandwiches/wraps/crackers/breads with a healthy filling e.g. salad, meat, cheese, vegetables.
- Fruits and vegetables e.g. apples, bananas, pears, blueberries, mandarin oranges, cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, cucumber, raisins etc
- Yoghurt pots e.g. natural yoghurt, fruit yoghurts, plain yoghurts etc.
- Other healthy options e.g. meat balls, cheese, left over pasta etc.
- Drinks to be taken with food – water, juices and milk. Water is the best choice as it hydrates and does not cause any tooth decay. Water only may be taken during the school day (outside of lunchtimes) for the purpose of hydration.
Foods/drinks which are not permitted in school
- Sports drinks and fizzy drinks due to their high sugar content.
- Crisps, lollipops, sweets, chewing gum, large bars and popcorn.
- Cereal bars of any description due to their high sugar content.
- ‘Frubes’, ‘Yops’ (or other yoghurts in plastic tubes) and yoghurts which have ‘corners’ containing treats such as chocolate etc.