Packed lunch guidance

 

Dear Parents,

St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School follows the government’s guidelines on healthy eating and this applies to packed lunches.

 

How you can support the new standards.

The food children eats plays a vital role in their growth, development, behaviour and energy levels – which is why we are making all food in school healthier and more nutritious. We would like parents/carers to support us in promoting healthy eating by choosing one item from each column:-

 

 Sandwich

 Piece of fruit

Yogurt

 One biscuit

Water

 Wrap/Pitta bread

 

 Raw vegetables/salad

Small portion of cheese e.g. Babybel

Crisps

 Low sugar cordial

Pasta salad

 

Dried fruit e.g. raisins

Low sugar desserts. e.g. jelly, custard, rice pudding

Flap jack

Pure fruit juice

 Rice dish

Bag of mixed fruit

Crackers

Small piece of cake or bun

 

 Potato salad 

 Smoothie

Breadsticks

 

 

 We would encourage parents not to send any of the following items:- 

Fizzy drinks, sweets, cold takeaway meals

 An example of a healthy packed lunch:-

 

 Pasta salad

 

 Raw vegetables

 Yogurt

 A packet of crisps

 A carton of orange juice