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Healthy Eating


  1. 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.
  2.  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.
  3. 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
  4. Meal service can be found on our website - see link below.
  5. As we currently have children in school who are allergic to nuts (both peanuts, tree-growing varieties) and sesame seeds we would ask that your child does not have any products containing these ingredients 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 or sesame seeds, no humus. As part of our Infant School induction procedure you should already have signed an online form regarding this and returned it to school. 

Suggestions for delicious and nutritious packed lunches!
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.

Use the Eatwell Guide to help you get a balance of healthier and more sustainable food.