Message from Mrs Arnold about Healthy lunch boxes

6th February 2018

Healthy Snacks/Lunch boxes
Just a reminder that we really want to promote healthy eating at school so ask that you send your child to school with a healthy snack for break times e.g. NO CHOCOLATE.

Please read Mrs Arnold's (Lunchtime Lead) message below for information and ideas:

"As you are all hopefully aware. Castle Hill Primary School is a 'nut free' school. We have a complete ban on any food products containing nuts. We have children who will be seriously ill just by being in close proximity to anyone who has eaten nuts or nut products. We as a school take children's allergies and dietary requirements very seriously.

In relation to this, I thought it might be useful to suggest a few lunch box ideas for a healthy nut free lunch. For example, an alternative to crisps could be popcorn or rice cakes, these can come in a variety of flavours. A substitute for sliced bread could be wraps, bagels or pitta bread. Again these come in a range of varieties.  Lunch box snacks could include raisins, fruit pots, yogurts, jelly pots, dairylea dunkers, malt loaf, tea cakes, vegetable sticks and dips...there are so many to list them all!

If you do have access to the internet then these two websites are fantastic for healthy lunch box suggestions. They include recipes and visual pictures as well as a huge range of ideas.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life-beta

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support with keeping Castle Hill Primary School both healthy and nut free."

T. 01256 473777 E. admin@castlehillprimary.net