Guidance for healthy packed lunches and snacks
As far as is possible we like to promote healthy lifestyle and diet choices. The following guidance should help parents and carers provide healthy options fro both lunchtimes and break times.
We do have pupils with a range of food allergies, and some who need to have epi-pens in school. Whilst for many of these pupils we have procedures in place, we do aim at least to be a nut-free school as far as is possible. To this end, we ask that no clearly 'nutty' products are brought in to school such as nuts, nuts on cakes, Nutella spread, nut-based snacks. Whilst cereal bars can contain nuts, we just ask that specifically nut-based varieties are avoided.
Chocolate and sweets
We don't normally allow sweets or chocolate bars in school unless for special occasions such as Marble Treats or events. However, chocolate covered biscuits are allowed as part of lunches such as Penguin bars or Kit-Kats.
Snacks for break time
Snacks brought in for break time should be healthy: these should not be items taken from pupils' lunches, such as crisps or sandwiches. Snacks could be:
- Items of fruit
- Cereal or fruit bars (avoiding nuts if possible)
- Rice cakes
These should follow healthy balanced guidelines containing a selection of food such as sandwiches, healthy crisp-like snacks, fruit, snack bars, yoghurts, biscuits, etc. Cakes/ cake bars are also allowed for a 'dessert'.