Fleming Fulton School promotes healthy eating. A healthy diet is one of the best ways of maintaining young people’s health, both now and in the future. Research has shown that diets of some young people are not meeting government recommendations for optimum growth and development.
Our school supports the ‘5 a day’ campaign to encourage children to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
Immediate benefits from healthy eating include:
- Preventing dental decay, obesity and anaemia.
- Improving concentration and behaviour
Aims of Fleming Fulton School Healthy Eating Policy
- To ensure that we are giving consistent and up to date messages about food and health to the children.
- To give our pupils the information they need to make healthy choices.
- To provide opportunities for pupils to develop their knowledge skills and attitudes towards developing healthy, safe lifestyles.
- To appreciate the benefits of a healthy diet.
- To encourage all children to take part in the ‘5 a day’ campaign.’
- To make informed choices and contribute to the healthy development of all members of our school community.
- To encourage the drinking of water during the school day.
- All pupils will be offered at least 4 fruits – this may be in a fruit salad or offered separately.
- Pupils will be encouraged to choose which fruit/s they will eat.
- Staff, both teachers and classroom assistants, will actively encourage all pupils to eat at least one portion of fruit per day.
- Pupils will be encouraged to try an unfamiliar piece of fruit.
- Fruit will be prepared daily in a designated food preparation area by classroom assistants
- Pupils will be offered milk or water with their fruit.
- In accordance with the ‘Top Marks’ document, a bread based snack will be offered to the pupils to compliment the fruit break.