Tuesday, 30 March 2010

What should a healthy packed lunch include?

A healthy packed lunch should contain the following:-

  • a portion of starchy food such as bread or a wrap
  • some lean meat, fish or non-meat alternative
  • 2 portions of fruit and/or vegetables
  • 1 portion of dairy food e.g. yogurt, small portion of cheese
  • a drink of water or diluted no added sugar squash

Foods that contain sugar and/or fat should be included OCCASIONALLY - no more than ONCE PER WEEK. If they are to be included then a small fun size bar or a very small packet of crisps would be a better choice.

Foods to be avoided - pasties, sausage rolls, fizzy drinks, sweets, processed lunch kits, large chocolate bars and sugary cakes.

Drinks that include aspartame (an artificial sweetner) is 180 times sweeter than sugar!

Healthy Schools Meeting Update

Thanks to all the parents who turned up to our meeting. We are pleased that we have the full backing of all the parents to continue to encourage healthy eating and packed lunches in school.

During this weeks assembly the children have been reminded of our healthy eating plate and are aware of what is encouraged and discouraged.

We agreed to begin to monitor packed lunches in school after the break and children with healthy packed lunches will be rewarded with special house point tokens.

If anyone wants an information pack or have any queries then please contact either Mrs Fraser or send in a note with your child.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Healthy Schools Parents Meeting

We would like to invite parents to a Healthy Schools meeting on Tuesday 16th March at 3.30pm.
I will be giving a quick chat about the role our school plays in encouraging healthy eating in school. There will be an opportunity for you to raise any concerns you may have. If you are interested in attending then please let Mrs Fraser know. A letter will be sent out on Monday, with an attached reply slip, for you to return. Hope to see you there.

Many Thanks
Mrs Fraser

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Flora Cooking with Schools

We have registered with the Flora Cooking for Schools campaign. We can earn points for every flora token you register on www.cookingforschools.com. Click on find your school and then the points will be added to our account. Each point earned can be spent on obtaining cooking equipment for our school. If anyone can help then please either visit the website or contact Mrs Fraser for further information. Thanks

Friday, 31 July 2009

Welsh Assembly Government website with information about health promotion in schools. Contains information and activities for children, parents, teachers and governors.


Friday, 24 April 2009

Year 5 Cooking

Last Term Year 5 made their own yogurts.

Parent Focus Group

Mrs Fraser invited parents from each class to join our focus group to canvas their opinion on our home/school communication. I would like to say thank you to all who attended and we look forward to future meetings to discuss any issues raised.