As a school that actively promotes healthy living, we only allow healthy snacks to be eaten at Break Times. Treats such as crisps, chocolate or puddings can be eaten as part of a healthy balanced lunch. See below for some healthy ideas and inspiration. Please note that we are a NUT FREE school as there are children in our setting with severe nut allergies.
Fresh fruit: this can include berries, apples, bananas, melons, grapes and pears. If you’re feeing really adventurous, a fresh fruit salad may appeal to your child.
Dried fruit: try raisins, sultanas, apricots, apples, cranberries and others with little or no added sugars.
Smoothies: Blend fruit with juice, yogurt or milk, and ice. Many shop-made smoothies have added sugars and are not healthy choices; always check the ingredients before buying.
The following vegetables can be eaten raw and make ideal tasty treats:
- carrot sticks or baby carrots
- celery sticks
- peppers (green, red or yellow)
- snap peas
- piccolo tomatoes or cherry tomatoes.
Rice Cakes: Look for rice cakes made from brown (whole grain) rice. They come in many flavours and can be served without toppings.
Granola and Cereal Bars: Look for whole grain granola bars that are low in sugars and moderate in calories. Please avoid products that contain nuts as there are children in our setting with severe nut allergies.
A slice of Malt Loaf
Please do not bring nuts into school as there are children in our setting with severe nut allergies.
Just water. It satisfies thirst, does not contain sugar or calories and is served ice-cold from one of our water coolers in school. Children can refill their water bottles during Break and Lunchtimes.
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