Healthy Eating Policy

Healthy Eating Guidelines

Woodland National School through these guidelines aims to help all those involved in our school community, children, staff, and parents, in developing positive and responsible attitudes to eating and to appreciate the contribution that good food makes to health.

A healthy lunch box includes a piece of food from each of the first four shelves of the food pyramid.

Suggestions include:

Bread, rolls, scones, pitta bread, tortillas, pancakes, crackers, crispbread, wheaten or soda bread, cereal

bars. Fillings such as ham, cheese, salad, chicken, tuna, peanut butter or jam. Fruit/veg such as apples, oranges, kiwi, grapes, pears, bananas, raisins, tubs of fruit in juice, raw carrot or raw celery sticks.

Yogurt, fromage frais, yogurt drinks, cheese strings/slices, rice cakes, pasta/rice salad in tubs.

Friday is our treat day. On this day we can include one piece of food from the top shelf of the food pyramid.

Suggestions include:

Bars, biscuits, crisps, sweets, chocolate spread on sandwiches, cakes, buns, chocolate dippers, etc.

Fizzy drinks and popcorn are not allowed, suggestions for drinks include, water, milk or fruit juices. Cans and glasses are not permitted for safety and litter reasons.  If possible, please use plastic bottles for dinks which can be washed and reused rather than cartons as this reduces our litter.

Food, which have wrappers are to be kept to a minimum and again, if possible sandwich boxes or reusable plastic sandwich bags should be used.