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"Where love and learning meet."

Psalm 32:8  I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

We value all members of our school community and seek to promote the health and wellbeing of everyone.  We recognise that food and nutrition form an important aspect of our health and wellbeing.  It also contributes to our pupils being able to learn effectively.  

 

A Healthy Diet

We all need to eat a balanced, healthy diet to keep us fuelled up with the energy we need for daily life and the nutrients to help us fight infection and protect against health problems.  What is a healthy diet?

 

Eatwell plate

The 'Eatwell' plate works for everyone over the age of five.  It shows a diet that's low in fat and fibre.  We should be aiming for:

  • plenty of fruit and vegetables. At least 5 portions a day.
  • plenty of potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and other starchy foods.  If possible, try to go for wholegrain options (such as wholemeal bread and brown rice).  3 or 4 portions a day
  • some milk and dairy products.  2 or 3 portions a day
  • some meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein.  2 portions a day
  • a small amount of foods and drinks high in fat or sugar

 

Packed lunches

We are working alongside our school council to encourage children to make healthy choices with their packed lunches.  The school council have just completed an audit of the content of packed lunches at our school.  They are meeting with Miss Young and Miss Watson to lead sessions in all our classes about healthy food options for children to include in their packed lunches.  They will be running a competition during term 3 to create Healthy packed lunch posters which we will display in the school and on our website.

 

Drinks

At St Paul's, we realise the importance of staying hydrated.  All children are encouraged to bring a drink of water to school which they have access to throughout the day.  At lunchtime, children have access to milk or water with their school dinner.

 

Useful websites with ideas for healthier food choices

Healthy Living Newsletter January 2022

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