Healthy Schools

Healthy School Objectives

Yellow = Foundation Stage and KS1

Red  = KS2

The National Curriculum
Food and nutrition teaching throughout the UK

The national curriculum for England is taught in all local authority-maintained schools. The curriculum supports Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 (primary and secondary education, 5-14 years).

  Food is mainly taught through:

  • Design and technology: Cooking and nutrition;
  • Science;
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE).

Physical education also plays an important part in pupil health and well-being. 

For further information on the curriculum in England:

 https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum 

 

Further information:

National Support and Advice:

British Nutrition Foundation - https://www.nutrition.org.uk/

Food Standards Agency - https://www.food.gov.uk/

Public Health England - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england
Change 4 Life - https://www.nhs.uk/change4life-beta/be-food-smart#MpxFQo8UIdKW5fh3.97

Children's Food Trust - http://www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/lets-get-cooking/

School Food Plan - http://www.schoolfoodplan.com/actions/cooking-in-the-curriculum/ 

Local Support and Advice:

Humber Nutrition and Dietetics - http://www.humber.nhs.uk/services/nutrition-and-dietetics.htm

Local Sure Start Centres - http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/living/children-and-families/the-family-information-service-hub/childrens-centres/#find 

FISH - http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/living/children-and-families/the-family-information-service-hub/

Healthy Schools Policy

Healthy School Policy for Children

Art & DT Policy

Food and Drinks Policy

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Policy

Healthy Lunchboxes

Click the link below for some healthy lunchbox ideas

Food suggestions for lunch boxes
There are lots of food choices available for lunch boxes. However, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which foods are healthy choices. Suggestions include:

  • Fruit – best choices include fresh or tinned fruit. Dried fruit is sticky and high in sugar, so have it occasionally. Best left out of the lunch box are dried fruit bars and ‘straps’, which are very high in sugar, low in fibre and stick to children’s teeth causing tooth decay.
  • Vegetables – try vegetable sticks with dip or a small container with mixed vegetables such as cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, capsicum and cucumber. Chips and packets of crisps are best left for parties and special occasions.
  • Milk, yoghurt and custard – include a small drink of milk (freeze overnight) wrapped in a cloth in the lunch box. Fruit yoghurts should be kept cool in an insulated lunch box. Best left out of the lunch box are ‘dairy desserts’ and flavoured milks, which are high in sugar.
  • Dips, cheese and biscuits – pre-packaged or your own homemade versions of cheese and crackers are fine. Children enjoy mini packaged cheeses. Avoid sweet dips such as chocolate spreads. ‘Oven-baked’ savoury biscuits are just as high in salt and fat as chips and are best avoided.
  • Different breads add interest – include a variety of bread, especially if children begin to lose interest in sandwiches. Try bread rolls, pita bread, flat bread, bagels, fruit loaf or buns, foccacias, scones, pikelets, muffins, crumpets, crispbreads, rice cakes or corn thins.
  • Vary the fillings – fillings can include vegemite or other yeast extract, peanut butter, cheese (try different types), tuna, egg, sliced cold meats, baked beans, grated carrot and lettuce, chopped roast meat with pickles or chutney, and avocado. Dips like caviar (taramosalata), eggplant, chickpea (hommus), cucumber, yoghurt (tzatziki) or spinach also make good spreads. Avoid chocolate spreads, jams and honey, and fatty meats like salami and strasbourg.
  • Muffins and cakes – try making your own muffins and cakes as a great way to include more fruit and vegetables. Examples include sultana, carrot, zucchini, banana or pumpkin. Donuts and creamy cakes are best offered at birthdays and special occasions instead of in lunch boxes.
  • Muesli and ‘breakfast’ bars – almost all ‘bars’ are too high in sugar to include regularly, but cereal bars may be better for teeth than chewy sticky muesli bars. Try to avoid muesli bars and chocolate bars in lunch boxes. These are expensive and usually stuck together with fats and sugars.