Food for Life Partnership
We are taking part in the Food for Life programme which is about making good food the easy choice for everyone – making healthy, tasty and sustainable meals the norm for all to enjoy, reconnecting people with where their food comes from, teaching them how it’s grown and cooked, and championing the importance of well-sourced ingredients. The programme is a flagship programme, widely commissioned by public health teams and taken up by many schools across the country.
The Food for Life Schools Award is a great way to demonstrate that our school is doing fantastic work to provide healthy school meals, great lunchtimes and food education that has a positive impact on both pupils and the wider community.
We are currently working towards our bronze award and an independent evaluation of our programme will demonstrate our unique, whole school approach which is making a positive contribution to pupil health and wellbeing.
We offer all the children in school the chance to attend cooking club throughout the year. During the sessions we will be concentrating upon learning and improving our cooking techniques, particularly focusing on food preparation skills. The children will learn correct use of knives, graters and peelers and how to safely prepare the different ingredients we will use.
The main emphasis will be on savoury dishes, meals that could be enjoyed by the whole family, using plenty of fruit and vegetables as well as some more unusual flavours and ingredients. We will finish with a recipe for a desert or baking. Each week your child will bring home a portion of what has been cooked. Sadly we cannot provide tea for all the family!
Hot lunches, are currently provided by Intrega the Local Authority catering service and are available to order at £2.00 per meal. All KS1 children are currently entitled to a free hot school meal and they can be ordered via the school office. Children entitled to free school meals will have hot lunches provided. Children can bring a packed lunch to school and a drink in a safe container. Information regarding free school meals is available from the school office. Our current menu can be seen here:
School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme
This scheme is a national government programme entitling all children aged four to six in primary schools to a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day. Our school has chosen to take part in the scheme and all children in Foundation, Year 1 and 2 are eligible to receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable.
As part of the ‘School Milk’ Scheme, milk is provided each day for Reception children until they reach their fifth birthday. In addition to this parents can buy milk for their child daily via the School Milk scheme, please enquire at the school office for further details.
Morning Break Snack - As part of the ‘Healthy Eating’ initiative, children are asked to only bring fruit snack for their morning break snacks. (There is no intention to ban such foods as crisps, chocolate biscuits etc, but these will only be allowed for children to eat as part of the lunchtime pack up.) Also we offer toast as a morning snack and this can be ordered per term and information for this will be texted to parents each term.
All children in school have access to water. Please can you provide your child with a water bottle from which they are able to have drinks of water throughout the day. The water bottles are kept in the classrooms. All bottles need to be named and be rinsed out at the end of each day.