All Hertfordshire Catering menus are nutritionally balanced, whilst offering children lots of their popular food choices.
A vegetarian option is always available.
Fresh fruit, salads and vegetables along with wholesome bread and yoghurt are all on offer to help your child make balanced choices.
For those who have packed lunches and would like some advice on making healthy choices please click on the link below.
Please note that due to nut allergies in school all nut products or items including nuts should not be included in your child’s lunchbox.
As part of our Healthy Schools programme we are pleased to direct you to the Change4Life website www.nhs.uk/change4life which has a range of information, games etc to promote a healthy life style.
Please also see the Nutritionist Resource website http://www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk/articles/schoolchildren-teenagers.html
More about becoming a healthy school
The World Health Organisation defines health as a ‘state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ The Healthy Schools programme uses this holistic definition of health and wellbeing and considers the physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of children and young people. A healthy school:
- Identifies, develops and communicates a positive message and appropriate values in relation to the health and well-being of the whole school community
- Actively values and promotes the self-esteem of all members of the school community, develops good relationships in the daily life of the school and is welcoming and open to parents and the wider community
- Is successful in helping pupils and staff do their best and celebrates their achievements
- Offers all pupils the opportunity to benefit from a broad, balanced, creative and stimulating education that challenges and promotes brain-friendly learning
- Promotes good communication within the whole school community ensuring that pupils and staff are given an effective voice in whole school decision making
- Provides an accessible and relevant PSHE / Citizenship programme which enables pupils to develop their skills and attitudes in order to make informed choices about their health and to develop their social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness
- Invests in the physical and emotional health of staff and pupils to help improve standards and raise achievement
- Provides a range of opportunities beyond the curriculum which promote the development of skills
- Takes every opportunity to provide a safe, happy and reflective learning environment which promotes inclusion