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A Healthy Morning Snack

In order to maintain sugar levels and an active mind, we encourage the children to eat a healthy snack at break time.

For our younger children in Early Years and KS1, the Governments Fruit and Vegetable scheme provide each child with a snack each day. This ranges from apples and pears to strawberries, pineapple and split peas. 

KS2 children are encouraged to bring a healthy morning snack to be eaten at morning playtime.  This may be a piece of fruit or vegetable and should be clearly named, kept separate from the child’s packed lunch and put in an agreed place in the classroom when they arrive at school.  Dried fruit such as raisins, apricots or prunes can be sent in but this does not include processed fruit snacks which often have more sugar in them (all be it natural sugar) than Haribo sweets.  Sugar highs don’t help children learn and are not healthy options.

Children will not be allowed to retrieve their snack from their lunchbox if they forget to take it out unless there is a medical reason that requires them to have their snack.