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Some healthy eating advice for the restart of school

“We Make Healthy Choices”

Schools have an important role to play in promoting the health of children through the food they have access to during the school day. There are growing concerns about the increase in childhood obesity, with many children eating too much fat, sugar and salt and too little fibre. A healthy diet can help to prevent many problems both in childhood (dental decay, obesity, anaemia) and in later life (heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis etc.) as many of these conditions start in childhood.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 24 states:

You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment and information to help you stay well.

When you are considering what you are going to provide for your child’s break can we ask that you only choose items from the list provided and to try to avoid those items at the bottom of the page.

We look forward to your support in this scheme which will contribute to your child’s overall good health and wellbeing.

What is a good choice for my break? Some ideas….

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Bread Based Snacks Other

1 medium or 2 small pieces of fruit

Cup of grapes or berries

Slice of melon or pineapple

Carrot sticks, Cherry

Tomatoes, cucumber etc Bread sticks Bagel Crusty bread and butter A sandwich, wheaten bread, pitta or soda. (sugar free fillings only) Cheese Crackers Plain Popcorn Hummus


What should I not have for my break?

NOT Crisps or Chocolate

NOT Biscuits, Cereal Bars or Pancakes (because of the high sugar content)

NOT Yoghurt (including fromage frais) or Dried fruit

NOT Fizzy drinks including sparkling or flavoured water, squash or smoothies

We are also a nut free school and consideration should be given to this when selecting snacks.

We aim to encourage our pupils and young people to make healthy choices for life.

Please inform school, in writing, if your child has particular medical or dietary requirements.