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.
· 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