Healthy lunch policy
During the school year 1991-1992 the Dept. of Education, in conjunction with the Dept. of Health, issued guidelines on healthy lunches for school-going children. That year, we introduced the Healthy Lunch Policy in our school.
Little break has been designated “sugar free”, i.e. no sugary food.
Fruit or yoghurt is ideal.
Sweets, bars, chocolates or crisps are not permitted, except on Fridays, as a treat.
FIZZY DRINKS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
Your child’s lunch could consist of the following:-
- Sandwiches, rolls, crackers, rice cakes, pitta break, etc.
- Fruit, vegetables, dried fruit etc.,
- Popcorn, fruit, yoghurt (not chocolate) etc.,
- Plain biscuits, buns, scones, apple tart etc.,
- Milk, tea, diluted drinks, water, fruit juice etc., (apple/orange)
The Healthy Lunch Policy has been hugely successful, during the past twenty years. Your children’s teeth and general health have benefited. The knowledge of healthy eating has developed.
The success of the policy is due to the support and co-operation of the majority of parents who have encouraged a positive attitude and a co-operative approach, in their children. We appreciate YOUR effort in supporting OUR efforts, and appeal for your continued co-operation.
Mise le Meas,
Seamus o hAiniféin,
Healthy Lunch Policy
As an indication of your continued support, please sign below and return to school.
I approve of and support the Healthy Lunch Policy
Signature: ________________________________ Date: ______________
I do not approve of the Healthy Lunch Policy
Signature: _________________________________ Date: _____________