School Dinners

Healthy Lunches

After half term (February 2019) we will be welcoming a new catering provider into our school. Mellors Catering Service pride themselves on providing top quality, fresh, locally sourced food which is prepared on site, from scratch. Helping us to ensure all Holybrook’s children are provided with deliciously, healthy and nutritious food every day.

With this in mind, our aim is to also ensure that all packed lunches brought from home and consumed in school (or on school trips), provide children with healthy and nutritious food which is now regulated by national standards.

As a school, it is part of our responsibility to help children learn how to eat healthily. The school believes that this will help your child to choose healthy, tasty food at lunchtime.

From Tuesday 26th February, packed lunches may include:

A sandwich that includes a savoury filling (e.g. egg, tuna, cheese, cooked meat)

Meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (e.g. lentils, chick peas, hummus)

A starchy food such as bread, pasta, rice, noodles

Dairy food such as cheese, yogurt, fromage frais

A smoothie or yogurt drink

A biscuit – this can be a chocolate biscuit but not a chocolate bar.

Crisps or other snack such as seeds, savoury crackers, breadsticks etc.

Packed lunches should not contain:

Confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate coated cakes and sweets.

Sausage rolls and pies should only be included occasionally.

Juice or fizzy drinks.

Snacks at playtime  

We give Nursery, Reception and KS1 children a piece of fruit every day, but you can, if you wish, send a healthy snack for playtime. So that we can encourage healthy eating, please send only a choice of the following;

  • Fruit, dried fruit e.g. raisins or apricots
  • Vegetables such as carrot sticks or celery
  • A small piece of cheese or a cheese string

Water

It has been proven that children’s concentration and behaviour improves when children drink water throughout the day. Dehydration can give children headaches and make them tired. Therefore, we encourage all pupils to bring a plastic bottle of water to school each day. These can be kept at school and can be filled and emptied each day.  This will allow children to have access to fresh drinking water throughout the day.

  For more information please follow the links below:

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes

https://www.foodforlife.org.uk/

https://www.mellorscatering.co.uk/food

Thank you, in anticipation, for your support in this matter, and for your continued support with everything we are doing to make Holybrook into a great school for our children.

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