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We would like to welcome back all our children and parents after the half term break - it's great to see everyone ! Parent Handbook is to be found under the Parents' tab on the Letters page. There is also information about Coronavirus, free school meal vouchers and home learning information. There is lots of support, activities and access to our home-school learning platforms on the Year Group Pages. For secondary school application information and advice please go to our Parents' page. For all those families who have been offered a place at Hodge Hill Primary for September we say: Welcome and we are looking forward to meeting you as soon as we can. We are privileged you have chosen us. We won't let you down! Keep checking our website and follow us on Twitter@HodgeSchool for any updates. Stay Safe Everyone !

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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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