Ferrars Junior School is committed to encouraging and developing positive attitudes towards food and a healthy diet. We understand the importance of promoting a healthy lifestyle and we recognise the importance of offering children the opportunity to make healthy, informed choices both in and out of school.
Snacks during Break Time
Children are allowed to bring in their own healthy snack to eat during break time. They are allowed to bring fruit, vegetables and seeds. Children can buy fruit at school for 20p daily.
Any other foods brought into the school e.g. sweets, chocolate will be looked after by the class teacher and returned at the end of the school day.
Our school lunches are provided by Food Counts and menus are available to see on the school website. Children are offered three courses, soup, main and a pudding. A salad bar and fruit are available daily. We encourage you to look at the menus and talk about the choices available so that your child is ready to choose when they arrive at school in the morning.
Pupils are encouraged by the Midday Supervisors to sit quietly and behave in a polite and respectful manner, to use cutlery and to cut up their food correctly (practising at home is a good idea). Additional staff also help with this. As children choose what they want to eat we expect to see empty plates.
Children eating packed lunches sit alongside their peers in the dinner hall and are encouraged in the same way to eat what has been provided for them and not waste food. We assume that as the packed lunch is prepared at home it does not contain items that the children do not like. If there are any uneaten items we do not throw them away but they remain in the lunch box so that you are aware. We aim to encourage children to bring healthy packed lunches with a variety of foods. Food items that are not allowed are chocolate bars, sweets, chews and fizzy drinks these items will be given to the class teacher and returned at the end of the day.
Due to certain children having a nut allergy, please do not send nuts into school.