We are delighted to inform you that not only have we been awarded Health Promoting Schools status we have been given a fantastic 5 Star rating in the recently launched East Cambridgeshire ‘Scores on the Doors’.
A working party of parents, governors and staff looked at Healthy Eating, which included school meals and packed lunches.
We wanted our children to have good quality, healthy and nutritious food, so after much research, we decided to take on our own catering ten years ago.
We belong to the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, and all children are given a piece of fruit or vegetable at playtime. We also provide a carton of milk, which is free to the under 5’s and 22p daily once children are five years old. We ask for milk money to be paid half-termly in advance as we have to place an order for the milk.
Children are well cared for at lunchtimes, we have a Senior Lunchtime Supervisor who oversees all aspects of lunchtime and each class has its own dinner lady who helps the children in the lunch hall and also supervises them on the playground.
We also have a lunchtime First Aider who looks after any children who are poorly or who hurt themselves.
At lunch time children may:
Spring Meadow School recognises the importance of healthy eating and, in particular, for young children in their formative years. Our school dinners are freshly prepared and cooked on the premises to national nutritional standards. All food on the menu is homemade where possible, the emphasis being on a good mix of healthy, tasty, nutritionally sound meals using fresh ingredients and local suppliers.
We ask parents when preparing a packed lunch to please consider healthy options; we do not allow sweets/chocolate, sweet bars/cakes covered in confectionary or fizzy drinks. Crisps are allowed once a week on a Friday.
Due to children who have severe food allergies we avoid nuts of any kind, including peanut butter and chocolate spread.
Please label your child’s lunchbox, beaker and flask. For the sake of safety, please do not send any glass bottles or flasks or any hot drinks. Please send an unbreakable plate, lid or small box that can be used as a plate, as we ask the children to unpack their lunchboxes.
A working party of parents, staff and governors have produced a Packed Lunch Policy.