Eating in school should be a pleasurable experience: time spent sharing good food with peers and teachers. The school food standards are intended to help children develop healthy eating habits and ensure that they get the energy and nutrition they need across the whole school day. It is just as important to cook food that looks good and tastes delicious; to talk to children about what is on offer and recommend dishes; to reduce queuing; and to serve the food in a pleasant environment where they can eat with their friends. As a general principle, it is important to provide a wide range of foods across the week. Variety is key – whether it is different fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses or types of meat and fish. Children love to hear the stories behind their food.
We provide healthy school meals in the academy, alternatively children are able to bring in a healthy packed lunch each day.
We run breakfast club every morning in the academy which is open to all families. Breakfast is an important part of the day as it provides you with the energy and nutrients that lead to increased concentration in the classroom. Please click here to be taken to the NHS Change4Life website to find out more information about breakfast.
Click here to view a poster about Schools Food Standards.
Click here to download a copy of School Food Standards: A practical guide for schools, their cooks and caterers
Below is the eatwell plate, the Eatwell Guide is based on the main food groups that together provide a healthy, balanced diet: Potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and other starchy carbohydrates. Fruit and vegetables. Dairy and alternatives. Beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins.