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Promotion of Healthy Diet at School

Decisions you make for your children will influence their health now and into the future. Every school day you choose the food and liquid for your child’s lunch. Growing children need a high quality diet containing adequate carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and fibre. In other words, they need a balanced diet.
Healthy eating and drinking habits started in childhood will stay with your children and increase their chances of a healthier life. Good nutrition is central to a child’s educational development as there is a significant positive relationship between a balanced diet and learning.
You should use the document “Promotion of Healthy Diet at School” (opposite) to guide you with your school lunch choices. The aim of this document is to enhance your child’s health and capacity to learn.
As a Green School we also aim to reduce waste management volumes through these lunch choices.

Promoted

Not Recommended

Breads

Pasta

Rice

Cereals

Home baking

Potatoes

Vegetables

Fruit

Low fat cheese

Low fat yogurt

Lean meats

Oily fish

Eggs

Water

Milk

Unsweetened fruit juice

Homemade soup

Lunchables

Sweets

Chocolate

Biscuits

Sweet buns / cakes

Cereal bars

Sweet / salted popcorn

Sugary drinks

Banned: Nuts and nut extract to safeguard all pupils with related allergies.

Crisps, lollipops, chewing gum, fizzy drinks.

Drinks: Use refill drink containers (Green School).

Wrapping: Keep to a minimum and ask children to bring used wrapping home (Green School).

Exceptions: School organised events, class parties, outings, rewards.