Healthy Lunches....WHY?

As part of a Health-Promoting School initiative, we encourage our pupils to be active and we strive to accentuate good habits at all times.  Eating healthily is all about good habits.

 

The combination of healthy eating and being active guards against obesity and the onset of certain illnesses

 

A healthy lifestyle, which includes healthy eating, exercising and getting enough sleep assists pupils in reaching their potential academically.

 

Sometimes it can be a battle to encourage children to eat healthily at home!  When they eat healthily in school it makes it easier to win this battle!

 

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TERM TOPICS

 

This term classes will be focussing on the following topics:

 

Junior & Senior Infants – Brown v White and Healthy Teeth 

1st & 2nd Classes:  Rethink Your Drink 

3rd & 4th Classes:  Rethink Your Yoghurt

5th & 6th Classes:  Sugar Awareness Programme

Bizzy Breaks

 

Bizzy Breaks is a ten minute exercise program which can be carried out in the classroom.  Follow link to the Irish Heart Foundation for further details.  

Irish Heart Foundation - Bizzy Breaks

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FRIDAY TREAT

 

Friday is designated Special Treat Day. Children can bring ONE item from the following list in addition to a nutritious lunch.

 

  • Biscuits

  • Small Bun

  • Funsize Bar

  • Funsize Mini Jellies

  • Home Baking

  • Diluted Squash Drinks

 

Please continue to be vigilant regarding our Nut Policy.

 

Drinks:  Water, Milk or Soup are encouraged. Diluted Squash Drinks are an option only allowed on a Friday.

 

YES

 

  • Bread & Rolls, especially whole wheat

  • Sandwiches

  • Pitta bread, Naan bread, Wraps and all Bread Products (not containing nuts)

  • Crackers

  • Rice Cakes

  • Pasta and Rice

  • Cheese and yoghurt (for infants use small yoghurt)

  • Nutritious Cereals and Muesli (not cereal bars and not containing nuts)

  • Meat

  • Peeled Carrot, Celery, Salads

  • Bananas, Oranges, Apples, Kiwi, Nectarines, Pears, Strawberries etc.

  • Drinks – Milk, Water, Soup

  • Dried Fruit i.e. Sultanas, Mango, Pineapple, Apricots

  • Popcorn

  • Home baking (not containing nuts)

NO

 

  • Peanuts, or Nuts of any kind

 

  • Foods with active nut ingredients

 

  • Foods which may contain traces of nuts or peanuts

 

  • In particular Peanut Butter, Hazelnut Spread (Nutella),

 

  • Certain Muesli Bars, Chocolate Bars and Biscuits containing Nuts

 

  • No nut oils such as Peanut Oil

 

  • All Crisps and All Related Products - Snax, Pringles etc.

 

  • Fizzy Drinks

  • Chewing Gum

 

  • Lollipops – due to Health and Safety i.e. Running in the Yard

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