Healthy Lunch Policy

The Board of Management advocates a Healthy Lunch Policy. Research has shown that a child’s behaviour and ability to learn is affected by the food s/he eats.

Here are some suggestions to help you provide a healthy lunch for your child:

  • Roll or sandwich with cheese, meat or salad filling.
  • Scone and butter
  • Rice cakes
  • Crackers
  • Raw vegetables, cheese
  • Fruit, raisins
  • Yoghurt
  • Milk, water. Fruit juice, diluted sugar-free drink

Children are permitted to bring one small treat to school on a Friday. A treat could be a biscuit or small piece of chocolate or one mini-bar.

The following items should not be given for lunch:

  • Fizzy drinks such as Coke, Seven-Up, Fanta and drinks with high sugar content.
  • Crisps and crisp-type snacks
  • Sweets

The following foods are strictly forbidden:

  • peanuts or products containing peanuts (such as peanut butter)
  • Chewing gum is not allowed on the school premises!

Please check that lunch items brought to school do not contain nut-traces. As some children may have a serious intolerance to particular foods (e.g. nuts, gluten products, dairy products), please talk to your child about the danger of sharing certain foods with classmates.