As you are aware, school meals have changed because of worries that many children are eating too much food with lots of fat, salt and sugar. this can lead to serious health problems now and later in their lives. Sweet, fizzy drinks can also cause tooth decay and make children put on too much weight.
Schools must now offer healthier choices at lunchtime. The new standards mean more fresh food, including fruit and vegetables, and less deep fried food and manufactured meat products. Sweets, chocolates and crisps are not allowed. We are working hard (with our caterers) to meet these new standards.
We hope that you and your children will give these new, healthier school meals a try. Cooks will be getting training to make the choices tasty as well as healthy. If you do send a packed lunch, please think carefully about what goes into it.
In our school, healthy eating plays an important role in our work with the children and as parents your support can make the world of difference in helping your child to be excited and interested in the new menus on offer. We ask you to be even more proactive by talking to your children about healthy eating at other times of the day as well as at lunch so that school and parents are working together towards building a healthy future for them.