School Dinners Menus:
We encourage all children to take a School Meal, however should your child prefer to bring along a packed lunch we have details of some practical ways you can provide your child with a healthy, enjoyable lunch.
At Cedars we are committed to promoting a healthy balance and therefore all lunch boxes will be checked to ensure children are receiving a balanced, nutritional lunch each day.
Please note some items may be sent home uneaten with a slip if we do not feel they represent healthy eating (and replaced with an alternative from the school kitchen)
We would expect all lunchboxes to contain a healthy variety of food items.
No Thank you
Bread, wraps, pitta, crackers
Full size chocolate bars
Meat, egg, cheese or dairy alternative
High fat crisps
cherry toms/grapes must be cut in half
Yoghurt/Fromage frais – (Lower fat/Lower sugar)
Full size cookies
Drink – Sugar free (not fizzy)
Low fat crisps – Baked not fried x 1 (under 100 calories)
Cake/Biscuit/Cereal Bar x 1 (under 100 calories)
For example we will accept Cake/Biscuit x 1 99 calories for 18.7 g bar
or biscuits like 80 calories for 21 g bag, 97 calories for 24.5g bar.
Also acceptable are crisps such as 85 calories for a 16.5 g bag
or 89 calories in a 17 g bag.
For more help and information please visit https://www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/ where you can find great lunchbox ideas and advice on healthy eating for both you and your children.
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Please click on the below link to view guidance on food standards in England: