Our school meals are provided by Hutchinsons – an independent, family-run business with a super reputation across York schools. They provide seasonal menus that include nutritious food to fuel pupil growth, learning and development. They work with our school kitchen staff to suit our pupil preferences, as well as meet special dietary requirements. Menus run on three week cycles and meals can be selected using ParentPay.
Here at Poppleton Ousebank, we encourage children to eat healthily. School meals are a great choice for your child, but if you choose to make a packed lunch for them instead here are some tips for preparing a healthier lunchbox.
A healthier lunchbox should:
The Eatwell Guide shows you how to have a healthy balanced diet and can help you decide what to put in your child’s lunchbox.
You can also find healthy lunchbox ideas at Change4Life.
Children often like food they can eat with their fingers. Try these ideas:
Dried fruit is not recommended as a snack between meals as it’s high in sugar and can be bad for teeth, but it’s OK when eaten as part of a meal.
PLEASE REMEMBER WE ARE A NUT AND SEED FREE SCHOOL. CHILDREN MUST NOT BRING ANY ITEMS INTO SCHOOL WHICH CONTAIN NUTS OR SEEDS.