Healthy Snacks

Guidance on mid-morning snacks

We are sure you will agree that Bitterley Primary School already promotes positive attitudes towards healthy eating and exercise. Following Healthy Schools guidance we have decided to strongly encourage children to have fresh fruit/vegetables for snack at break time. This is not only a healthier option but it will also help to reduce waste collected within school. This will be our starting point. So for break time it will be a definite yes to fruit and veg, a definite no to chocolate, sweets or cake.

During an assembly in October 2018 Mr Davies talked with the children about the whole subject. Children were very clear on the definite yes and no foods. The response was encouraging. However, there are unknowns – what about oat bars, fruit winders, yoghurt bars, etc? What if someone brings in birthday cake?! Children have agreed to look at the ‘foods in the middle’ and together come to a conclusion after half term.

We want pupils to have the confidence, skills and understanding to make healthy food choices. In addition to this we encourage you try to make healthy decisions regarding your child’s lunchbox. There are links to external websites on our school website that contain guidance and support on what makes a healthy lunchbox. We all are tempted to pack a treat but please remember this is what the children eat first and try to resist.