Packed lunch guidance
of healthy food and have a balanced diet
You can put these in your lunch box every day or as often as you like
These types of foods could be included occasionally as part of a balanced packed lunch.
These foods should not be included in a healthy packed lunch box.
– these are high in sugar
Please DO NOT INCLUDE any nuts or nut based foods.
Please cut up all grapes, tomatoes and blueberries into half lengthways, due to the size and possible choking hazard.
The Aim of our Packed Lunch Guidance is …
To encourage all children to eat healthy foods and make good food choices for life. We strive to be a healthy School and we think that all our children deserve to enjoy a healthy lunch. The School Food Ambassadors have put together this guidance to hopefully encourage the packed lunches to be as healthy as our school dinners, which comply with the school food standards.
At St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School we aim to support this guidance by…
- We will ensure that free, fresh drinking water is available at all times.
- We will reward pupils who bring healthy packed lunches with praise and a photo on the School Food Ambassador display board.
- We will ensure that we listen to everyone’s views and cater for all needs.
- We will provide food ideas and practical advice for healthy affordable packed lunches.
Why do we have a packed lunch policy?
We feel that eating healthy foods is important to help us stay fit and well, feel energised and able to learn.
EAT SMART, THINK SMART
This guidance has been developed after discussion with staff, pupils and the School Food Ambassadors. A healthier packed lunch focuses on the four main food groups of the Eatwell plate. The foods in the smallest section are to be discouraged from being eaten in school.