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Denbigh Junior is a popular multi-cultural school set in the heart of Luton. The school building dates back to 1932. We provide education for over 380 children from the local area.
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At Denbigh Junior our aim is to enable children to achieve the highest standards within a happy, secure and stimulating environment.
The pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum enabling each of them to become self motivated and independent learners.
We encourage the children to be self-disciplined in their attitude to work and play as well as develop the ability to work in co-operative situations within the secure and happy atmosphere created in school.
We aim to foster in children an awareness that childhood is exciting and create a suitably stimulating environment geared to a wide variety of learning experiences.
If you make your child a packed lunch it is really important to make sure it is a healthy, balanced one. Every meal needs to be made up from the 5 food groups to make sure we get all the nutrients and energy we need. Preparing nutritious school lunches and snacks is a challenge for many parents. So, we have compiled some tips to help you on your way.
YOU SHOULD EAT LOTS OF THESE FOODS:
Fruits and vegetables You should include two or more portions of these in your child's lunchbox. Try including them in salads, in a sandwich or to eat on their own. Carbohydrates These foods provide energy. You could use bread, rolls and pitas to make a sandwich or pasta, potato, chickpeas, lentils or rice to make a salad.
YOU SHOULD EAT MEDIUM PORTIONS OF THESE FOODS:
These are important for growth Dairy These include foods like tasty yogurts, milk and cheese. These are particularly important for children as they contain calcium which is good for their bones.
Proteins This group contains meat or vegetarian alternatives. Peanut Butter, cooked meats, tinned fish and eggs are delicious in sandwiches.
YOU CAN INCLUDE SOME OF THESE FOODS, BUT ONLY IN SMALL AMOUNTS: For a treat from time to time, these are some of the better options: Slice of fruit or carrot cake Cereal bar Crisps (low fat, low salt are best) Fruit loaf
It is really important to drink plenty throughout the day. Water is available at all times throughout the school day. It is also a good idea to pack your child a drink in a carton or a leak proof plastic bottle. Try water, milk, smoothies and diluted real fruit juices. Avoid carbonated and sugary drinks as these can damage teeth.