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Learning Together for Life

Our next Teacher Training Day will be Friday, 16th February 2018. School will close at normal time on Thursday 15th February and children will be back after half term on Monday 26th February 2018. Thursday 1st March is World Book Day - children please come dressed as your favourite book character.

Healthy Lunchboxes

Is your child's Lunch box Healthy...

Good food habits set early in childhood can last a lifetime. Lunches provide around one third of our daily nutritional needs, so it’s important to put some thought and planning into them. Here are some tips on how to prepare a healthy lunchbox. 

 

Seven steps to creating healthy, varied and interesting lunchboxes

  1. Include a wide variety of foods - starchy foods, protein, dairy, and fruit and vegetables
  2. Try to offer different foods every day - no one wants to be eating a ham sandwich five days a week!
  3. Vary the types of bread e.g. pitta bread, bagels, wholemeal rolls - keep a stock in the freezer 
  4. Cook extra rice/pasta in the evening - these can make interesting salads
  5. a healthy lunchboxTheme your lunchbox on a different country, e.g. Italian - try a pasta salad, Mexican fill flour tortillas
  6. Home-made soup (in a Thermos flask) is great for cold days, while salads are light and refreshing for warmer weather. Both are packed with essential vitamins and minerals 
  7. Fluids are important for children - up to 6 cups of fluid should be encouraged daily. Milk and water are the best options. Straws and brightly coloured drinks bottles can make rehydrating more interesting!

 

 

- See more at: http://www.safefood.eu/Publications/Consumer-info/Healthy-lunchboxes.aspx#sthash.ALZHJuCX.dpuf
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