Thank you so much for such a fantastic response to the Healthy Schools Consultation. We had lots of positive feedback which we have discussed as a team. Following the consultation, the Food & Lunch Policy and the Packed Lunch Policy has been updated and placed on our website: www.parsonstreet.com/school-meals.
More info will follow in coming newsletters but a summary of the changes that we shall be making include:
- With effect from next term (19.02.18) children will only be permitted to drink water at lunchtime. Children should bring a reusable water bottle each day for lunch or classroom use.
- From September ’18, we shall be working with families to ensure all new YR children have a FREE school meal. We shall not insist on making changes for children already at the school although we would always encourage children to choose a cooked meal.
- We shall be introducing packed lunch guidance (see policy on website) which limits the amount of ‘snack’ food children are allowed. We shall be sending out further information during Term 4, and providing workshops for parents, so that packed lunches will be in line with requirements by the start of Term 5 (09.04.18).
- From September ’18 children will not be allowed to bring sweets/cakes in for birthdays. Instead, we shall celebrate birthdays together through show & tell activities, stickers and celebrations.