Food policy

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Approved by Governors: 
27 April 2017
Due for review: 
October 2020
Author: 
M Ingall, J Jackson

FOOD POLICY

There is strong evidence that a healthy, balanced diet as a child can lead to healthy dietary choices in teenage years and into adult life. Healthy eating, combined with an active lifestyle, not only aids physical development, but also increases mental capacity and concentration levels – helping to underpin learning for pupils and good working conditions for staff.

Bloxham Primary school therefore actively promotes healthy eating as part of a healthy lifestyle.

 

Objectives

·         To create a community that understands the importance of eating a healthy, balanced diet and making healthy choices. We aim to work in partnership with parents and take their views into account.
 
·         To ensure that all aspects of food and drink in school positively impact on the health and wellbeing of pupils, staff and visitors to the school.
 

·         To ensure that the school community is aware of and respects the diversity in diet related, for example, to different faiths, ethnicities and cultures.

To achieve these objectives the school use the following strategies in a number of areas:

School events and sweets:

·         We work with FOBPS and pre-school to ensure that healthy alternatives to sweets, chocolates and fizzy drinks are available at school events.

·         Staff  do not use sweets as prizes or rewards, including at such events as Christmas Parties

·         Staff do not distribute sweets on behalf of parents for birthdays

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