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SCHOOL MEALS

Our Healthy School

 

At Harrow Lodge Primary School, we pride ourselves in offering a healthy, balanced menu of school lunches.  

 

Packed Lunches

It is well documented that unbalanced packed lunches result in higher intakes of fat, salt and sugar and lower intakes of the healthy nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. As a result, this dietary intake can have an adverse effect on learning, growth development and long-term health outcomes which can affect education attainment and achievement. 

We have developed a Packed Lunch Guidance Policy to assist in promoting Healthy Packed Lunches to the whole school community. We hope you find this useful.  Please see the bottom of the page for this guidance.

 

For the first half of the autumn term, we will only be offering “cold” packed lunch.  To see the menu, please see below.

 

MONDAY

Assorted Baguette: Sausage, Tuna & Sweetcorn Mayonnaise or Cheese

Salad Pot: Cucumber , Tomato, Carrot, Peppers

Marble Cake & Fruit

Bottle of Water

TUESDAY

Assorted Fresh Filled Sandwiches:  Ham Salad , Turkey Salad or Egg Mayonnaise

Salad Pot:Cucumber , Tomato, Carrot, Peppers

Vanilla Muffin & Fruit

Bottle of Water

WEDNESDAY

Assorted Wraps: Chicken Salad, Tuna & Sweetcorn Mayonnaise or BBQ Quorn

Sausage Roll (VE)

Salad Pot:Cucumber, Tomato, Carrot, Peppers

Lemon Cookie & Fruit

Bottle of Water

THURSDAY

Assorted Baguette: Chicken, Bacon with Lettuce & Tomato or Cheese & Cucumber

Salad Pot:Cucumber, Tomato, Carrot, Peppers

Fruit & Yoghurt

Bottle of Water

FRIDAY

Assorted Pasta: Chicken, Tuna or Cheese

Salad Pot: Cucumber, Tomato, Carrot, Peppers

Fruit & Yoghurt

Bottle of Water

 

Healthy Packed Lunch Guidance

We have developed a Packed Lunch Guidance Policy to assist in promoting Healthy Packed Lunches to the whole school community. We hope you find this useful.

Guidance
In every school packed lunch, based on the national standards for school meals and the Eatwell Plate, a healthy packed lunch should be made up of the following food groups.

Fruit and vegetable food group

At least:

One portion of vegetables e.g. vegetable sticks such as carrots, peppers or cucumbers or lettuce.

One portion of fruit e.g. fresh fruit such as bananas, apples or canned fruits in fruit juice or dried fruits such as raisins or apricots.

Breads, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods

Your child’s packed lunch should include at least one portion from this food group, for example:

Sandwiches made with a variety of breads such as pita, bagels, wraps, chapatti, roti, and rolls (offer a mix of wholegrain, brown and white varieties).

Salads made with pasta, rice, couscous, noodles or potatoes.

Milk and dairy foods

Choose at least one portion from this food group, for example:

Low fat yoghurt, custard or fromage frais, cheese, semi skimmed milk.

Soya products that have added calcium.

Meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein

Choose at least one portion from this food group, for example: Meat, chicken, fish and eggs.

Beans such as chickpeas, kidney, haricot or lentils.

A healthy drink

A healthy drink should be included; water, semi-skimmed milk, pure fruit juice or fruit juice made from concentrate, diluted fruit juice, drinks with less than 5% added sugars or artificial. *Juice drinks and flavoured waters are not recommended.

 

 

Guidance
Packed Lunch Guidance Foods / Drinks Not Permitted

 

Foods / Drinks high in fat and or sugar

No chocolate of any kind including chocolate biscuits, chocolate yoghurts or chocolate cakes.

No sweets.

No fizzy drinks.

No crisps except wheat type snacks such as Wheetos or Sunbites, mini cheddars and crackers are permitted.

No nut products.

We will monitor the packed lunches in the following ways:

Incentives will be given to the children with balanced packed lunches.

Packed Lunches regularly containing food and drinks not recommended will be recorded and a slip will be sent home to parent’s to outline which foods are not allowed.

Foods which cannot be brought into school will be taken away and returned to your child at the end of the day.

 

Remember: Try to offer a variety of foods and drinks; this is important as it exposes your child to new tastes and flavours and offers a good mix of nutrients. If your child does not like the food or drink the first time, don’t despair as it can take up to 15 times before a child accepts new tastes. Keep lunch boxes in a cool place in hot weather.

 

Two Weeks of Healthy Packed Lunches

Week one Week Two

 

Monday Turkey baguette with tomato and lettuce, low-fat spread

Fruit cocktail in natural juice & cherry tomatoes

Low-fat fruit yoghurt

Grapefruit juice (100% pure fruit juice or made from concentrate)

Egg, cress and mayonnaise in brown roll

Canned peaches in juice & cucumber batons

Plain popcorn, small packet (no added salt)

Strawberry milk (less than 5% added sugars)

Tuesday Ham, salad and tomato in a granary roll

Grapes & Peppers Cheese and crackers Fruit bun e.g. tea cake

Apple juice (100% pure fruit juice or made from concentrate)

Tuna and sweetcorn pasta salad Banana & cucumber sticks

Low fat fromage frais Currant bun

Orange juice (100% pure fruit juice or made from concentrate)

Wednesday Tuna, sweet corn and mayonnaise sandwich

Kiwi fruit & cherry tomatoes Rice pudding

Water

Chicken couscous with mushrooms, peppers and onion

Pineapple pieces & carrot sticks

Banana flavoured milk (less than 5% added sugars)

Thursday English muffin toasted, with reduced-fat hard cheese, tomato and ham slices

Grapes & pepper sticks

Orange juice (100% pure fruit juice or made from concentrate)

Malt loaf

Bagel with salad, canned salmon and cream cheese

Apple & carrot batons

Orange juice (100% pure fruit juice or made from concentrate)

Pot of low fat custard

Friday Potato salad with chicken pieces Ready-to-eat apricots & carrot sticks Fruit bun

Milk, semi-skimmed

Cheese and salad wrap Satsuma & Cherry tomatoes Slice of malt load

Yoghurt drink

For more information about healthy packed lunches:

http://www.schoolfoodtrust.org.uk/schools/projects/packed-lunches