Healthy Lunch Club
Healthy Lunch Club Information
Our Lunch Club
We run a Lunch Club at Nursery. This is an ‘out of school club’ and run independently from the Nursery, so has to finance itself. It is necessary to book and pay for half a term in advance.
|Morning Children||Afternoon Children|
|Children will be looked after from 08.30 - 12.30||Children will be looked after from 11.30 - 15.30|
Each session will cost £5.20 and parents need to provide their children with a packed lunch.
Please ensure that your child's lunchbox is clearly labelled with their name and class.
To apply for a place please complete a form, available from the Office or download from the link below and return it to the office. Places will be allocated according to need and spaces available.
Cippenham Nursery School has been awarded a Bronze Healthy School Award. Part of this work includes looking at the food and drink pupils have at school and trying to educate children at a young age to eat healthily, which will help them for the rest of their lives. Research has shown that eating a healthy diet improves behaviour, concentration and performance in school.
Part of our Healthy Lunch Club will be promoting Healthier Lunchboxes. So we will have certain rules about the kinds of food we do not want in School. Research by the Food Standards Agency indicates that children who take a packed lunch to school are eating far too much saturated fat, salt and sugar in one meal.
Please Do Not
Please do not include sweets, fizzy drinks, crisps, salty snacks, chocolate, biscuits or cakes. These foods should only be eaten as occasional treats. If we find them in the children’s boxes they will be given back to you for your child to eat at home. Please do not include nuts as many children now have allergies.
Variety is the key to a healthier lunchbox. Making a lunch box healthier and appetising to pupils does not mean that they miss out on all the things that they enjoy eating. It is all about getting a balance and good variety of foods.
Make up the lunchbox with your child so that they can see what they will have to eat.
Small portions are better so that your child can eat all of it and not feel overwhelmed by a large plate of food.
Suggestions for a healthy lunchbox:
A portion of starchy food, e.g. wholegrain roll, wholemeal bread, chapatti, pita pocket, pasta or rice salad.
Fruit or vegetables, e.g. an apple, satsuma, cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, mini pot of fruit chunks or small box of raisins. If including grapes, please slice them lengthways.
Dairy food, e.g. individual cheese portion or pot of yoghurt
A portion of lean meat, fish or alternative e.g. ham, chicken, beef, tuna, egg or hummus
A drink e.g. a bottle of water (no fruit shoots)