Meals & Snacks for ‘Healthy Eating’ Your child spends a long time in school each day, so snacks and drinks have to be provided. Our aim, with your support, is to educate the children into healthy eating habits based on sound nutritional advice. We wish to encourage the development of a healthy growing body, mind and immune system through a balanced diet. Children, who are active all day become quite hungry and thirsty, so please ensure that they have enough to eat and drink. If you are not sure what ‘enough’ is then please provide too much initially and monitor what is not consumed.
Morning Break Only fruit and bottled water are permitted.
Packed Lunch Please provide a balanced lunchtime meal & water, including at least one piece of fruit, should be provided.
Hot Lunch The BJAB also provides a hot lunch service in school for the benefit of our pupils on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please note that hot lunches are normally ordered for a minimum of half a term from a local supplier and notice is required if you wish to cancel. An extra fee is charged for this service. Please contact the School Secretary if you are interested.
Children will be expected to eat in a “mannerly” fashion under the supervision of a teacher / assistant, with a reasonable amount of time being set aside. Would parents please include a napkin / serviette to act as a place setting for the mid-day meal; this will be sent home on a daily basis.
An Afternoon snack is only required for pupils in Kindergarten.
Garderie For those children attending Garderie they should be provided with a piece of fruit and a bottle of water or milk.
Please be aware that for reasons of health, safety and convenience, glass bottles, canned drinks, sweets, chocolate, chewing gum, biscuits and crisps are NOT allowed.
There are opportunities for children to enjoy a range of party food and treats on special occasions and children may bring into school birthday cakes to share.
For those pupils who have food allergies parents are asked to provide a suitable alternative which the teacher can keep for your child. (Please speak with your class teacher about this.)
Whatever their cultural background, pupils are expected to eat in a mannerly fashion. Parents are requested to prepare their children to use table utensils before arriving in school.