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Healthy Eating Policy

As part of the Social, Personal and Health Education (S.P.H.E) programme we encourage the children to become more aware of the need for healthy food in their lunch boxes to improve concentration, energy levels, dental hygiene and their overall general health. This policy aims:
• To promote the personal development and well being of the child.
• To promote the health of the child and provide a foundation for healthy living in all its aspects.
• To enable the child to appreciate the importance of good nutrition for growing and developing and staying healthy.
• To enable the child to experience a wide variety of healthy food in a supportive environment.
Lunch is an important meal for school going children. It should provide one third of their recommended daily allowance of nutrients without being high in fat, sugar or salt. It should also provide dietary fibre (roughage). In our school the children eat twice a day, before going out to play. Teachers will discuss with their class what pertains to healthy lunches at the beginning of each year. This policy will be reviewed in 2014.

The Healthy Lunch Guidelines
What is a healthy lunch?
• It is full of goodness like protein, vitamins and calcium.
• Contains food with no sugar, because too much sugar is bad for your teeth.
• Contains no colouring or additives.
• Gives us strength and energy.
• Makes us fit and healthy.
• Helps our brain function to its peak.
What should be in a healthy lunch?
• Sandwiches or rolls with cheese, meat, peanut butter or other fillings.
• Pitta bread, crackers, popcorn, wraps etc.
• Fruit (peeled and chopped for small children).
• Raisins/Nuts/Seeds.
• Vegetables (washed and chopped).
• Pasta.
• Salad.
• Water/Milk/Fruit juices.

As part of the Social, Personal and Health Education (S.P.H.E) programme we encourage the children to become more aware of the need for healthy food in their lunch boxes to improve concentration, energy levels, dental hygiene and their overall general health. This policy aims:
• To promote the personal development and well being of the child.
• To promote the health of the child and provide a foundation for healthy living in all its aspects.
• To enable the child to appreciate the importance of good nutrition for growing and developing and staying healthy.
• To enable the child to experience a wide variety of healthy food in a supportive environment.
Lunch is an important meal for school going children. It should provide one third of their recommended daily allowance of nutrients without being high in fat, sugar or salt. It should also provide dietary fibre (roughage). In our school the children eat twice a day, before going out to play. Teachers will discuss with their class what pertains to healthy lunches at the beginning of each year. This policy will be reviewed in 2014.
The Healthy Lunch Guidelines
What is a healthy lunch?
• It is full of goodness like protein, vitamins and calcium.
• Contains food with no sugar, because too much sugar is bad for your teeth.
• Contains no colouring or additives.
• Gives us strength and energy.
• Makes us fit and healthy.
• Helps our brain function to its peak.
What should be in a healthy lunch?
• Sandwiches or rolls with cheese, meat, peanut butter or other fillings.
• Pitta bread, crackers, popcorn, wraps etc.
• Fruit (peeled and chopped for small children).
• Raisins/Nuts/Seeds.
• Vegetables (washed and chopped).
• Pasta.
• Salad.
• Water/Milk/Fruit juices.
What we do not recommend:
• Crisps-Meanies-Monster Munch etc.
• Large amounts of chocolate. *Note: On certain occasions eg tuck shop, cake sale etc.
• Fizzy drinks/sweets. exceptions to the lunches will be made.
• Large amounts of cakes, biscuits or pastries.
This is your child -Your choice- Make it a healthy one. Please encourage healthy eating habits at home.
Green Flag Co-ordinator: 

• Crisps-Meanies-Monster Munch etc.
• Large amounts of chocolate. *Note: On certain occasions eg tuck shop, cake sale etc.
• Fizzy drinks/sweets. exceptions to the lunches will be made.
• Large amounts of cakes, biscuits or pastries.

This is your child -Your choice- Make it a healthy one. Please encourage healthy eating habits at home.
Green Flag Co-ordinator:

 
 
 
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