Packed lunches should be healthy and balanced, sweets and chocolate bars are not allowed but small chocolate coated biscuits are ok as part of a balanced meal. To drink, water is encouraged and fizzy or high sugar content drinks are not allowed. A number of children at our school are allergic to different forms of nuts so we ask all parents to be vigilant in not providing their packed lunch children with, for example, peanut butter sandwiches at lunchtime.
Children have the opportunity to eat a snack at morning break time and benefit the most from healthy options such as fruit or vegetables. We support the School Fruit and Vegetable scheme that entitles a free piece of fruit or vegetable to all children aged Four to Six every day. We discourage snacks that are high in sugar or fat.
We also provide milk free of charge for children under five. Milk is an excellent source of protein and vitamins, and each 189ml carton provides over half a child’s recommended daily allowance of calcium. Charging begins the term after your child turns 5 and prices are around 22p per day.