At break time the children are encouraged to eat fruit and vegetables. At the Infant School and Nursery this is provided by a National Government Funded scheme. At the Junior School children can bring their fruit or vegetable snack with them.
We encourage the children to drink water regularly. They should bring a named water bottle containing only plain water to which they will have access throughout the day.
The children have access to hot school meals or packed lunches which are eaten in the Memorial Hall or the Junior School Dining Hall. Information about our very successful Hot School Meal service can be found on our website - see link below.
Trolleys or cool boxes for packed lunches are situated in the playground at the Infant School and outside each classroom at the Junior School at the beginning of the day. Please ensure that your child's lunch box is clearly labelled on the outside. We do not allow sweets or chocolate.
As we currently have children in school who are allergic to nuts (both peanuts and tree-growing varieties), we would ask that your child does not have any nut containing products in their snacks or packed lunches i.e. no peanut butter or chocolate with hazelnut spread (e.g. Nutella) sandwiches, no loose nuts or cereal bars containing nuts. As part of our Infant School induction procedure you should already have signed a letter regarding this and returned it to school.
Suggestions for delicious and nutritious packed lunches!
A packed lunch is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy fresh food.
Try to include foods from each group:
Bread, pasta, rice and potatoes
Fruit, vegetables and salad
Meat, fish, eggs and pulses
Milk and dairy foods
Some foods containing fat and sugar - BUT not too much!
Some useful ideas:
Instead of the usual apple, try a little bunch of grapes, half a melon, plums, strawberries, blueberries, some sliced mango, or a kiwi and a spoon. Or mix some up into a great fruit salad!
Cut up vegetables to be eaten raw can be tasty; carrot, cucumber, cauliflower and celery.
Make a little salad an everyday experience! Include vegetables like sweet corn, peppers, celery and tomatoes. What about a dressing for the salad too!
There are lots of different kinds of bread available. Try pitta, brioche, ciabatta, sun dried tomato bread, poppy seed rolls, chapatti or tortilla wraps.
Dried fruit can be fun, raisins, apricots, figs and cranberries are just a few.
Keep the packed lunch cool by freezing a carton of juice overnight and packing it. The lunch box will be a mini cool box - both hygienic and great fun, because at lunch time it will have melted, giving a lovely, slushy drink.