Tuckshop will be held once a week on a Wednesday.
Schools are required to promote and encourage healthy eating. We promote the benefits of what healthy eating does for young
people, and the impact this has on life-long habits. Summarised information from the department’s Smart Choices information:
Why is healthy eating important for your child?
Healthy foods and drinks give children and young people the nutrients they need to:
- grow and develop
- concentrate and learn well at school
- stay healthy throughout childhood and adulthood.
Children don’t always know what food is best for them — they need to be guided. Healthy eating means choosing a wide variety
of foods every day from the five food groups:
- plenty of vegetables of different types and colours
- grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain, such as breads, cereals, rice, pasta and noodles
- meat and poultry, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds, legumes/beans
- milk, yoghurt, cheese, and their alternatives.
Always start your child’s day with a healthy breakfast. If you pack a lunchbox for your child, include at least one item from each
of the five food groups listed above for healthy growth and development. And remember, water is the best thirst quencher!
As there is a strong link between diet and behaviour, our school supports healthy options for students.