At Courtlands School, we believe in supporting our children in developing healthy behaviours and reducing health inequalities. Our children are given breakfast every day - toast and fruit - as research has shown that if a child has a adequate meal then they can access their learning better.
Our school meals are prepared on site by Emma, Catering Manager and Laura, Kitchen Assistant. The meals are nutritious and in line with government standards. The menu is outlined below:-
Your child can bring a packed lunch if preferred. Here are 10 top tips for a healthy lunch box:-
10 Top Tips for Healthy Lunchboxes
- Make sandwiches with thickly sliced bread or choose roll or mini pitta breads.
- Go for wholegrain or wholemeal where you can.
- Cut down on the amount of butter, margarine or mayonnaise you use.
- Pick low-fat sandwich fillings such as lean meats including ham, turkey, fish (e.g. tuna) cottage cheese, Edam, mozzarella, or sliced banana.
- As well as fresh fruit such as apples and bananas, include a handful of grapes, chopped fresh fruit salad or melon pieces, or a small box of raisins.
- Rather than drinks that are very high in sugar, such as fizzy colas or ‘juice drinks’ go for unsweetened fruit juice, water, flavoured water, flavoured milk and yoghurt drinks.
- Cut down on crisps, which are high in fat and choose plain popcorn, breadsticks, and dried mixed fruit instead.
- Replace cakes, chocolates and biscuits with scones, currant buns and fruit bread.
- Don’t forget to include some vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes, sticks of carrot, cucumber, celery and peppers.
- Remember to put some salad in sandwiches. Once a week, why not try a colourful mixed salad instead of a sandwich.