Healthy Eating

 

The 4 Cs are not allowed : Chewing Gum, Crisps, Chocolate bars, Candy
  
Role of Parents:
  • Provide a healthy well-balanced lunch for children
  • Encourage healthy eating
  • Inform the school of any child’s special dietary needs
  • To implement school policy by not allowing their children to bring chewing gum, crisps, chocolate bars or candy to school
Role of Children:
  • To eat their lunch
  • To bring home any uneaten lunch
  • To help make their lunches and remind parents of the Healthy Lunch Policy
  • Not to bring chewing gum, crisps, chocolate bars or candy to school
Role of School:
  • To promote and encourage healthy eating.
  • If children bring chewing gum, crisps, chocolate bars or candy to school they will not be allowed to eat them while in school.

We are trying to discourage the use of the following items:

  • Tin foil / cling film / plastic wrapping
  • Juice cartons.

Alternatively, we encourage the use of the following items:

  • Lunch boxes.
  • Reusable drink bottles.

Simple Snack Ideas
Snacks can be healthy and do not have to be ‘junk food’.

  • Use wholemeal or wholegrain varieties of breads, rolls, scones and crackers
  • Use butter or spreads sparingly and use those low in saturated fat
  • Include salad vegetables in sandwiches and salad boxes, e.g. lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrot sticks
  • Include at least one piece of fruit at lunch e.g. apple, orange, banana, raisins, fruit and nut mix
  • Encourage low fat milk or yoghurt with every lunch
  • Ensure that meat, chicken, fish, egg or cheese is included as part of lunch
  • Include a drink at lunch e.g., water, unsweetened pure fruit juice or diluted sugar free squash
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 You will find more suggestions and ideas on the following websites:

http://www.fooddudes.ie/html/parents_lunchbox.html

http://www.littlesteps.eu/?/healthy-eating/importance/

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