Healthy Eating at St Jude’s

At St Jude's it is our mission for children to eat well balanced, healthy meals. Children learn about balanced diets and what our bodies need in order to develop properly. 
Our aim is to support children to make good nutritional choices to ensure the development of good eating habits for life. 
At the beginning and end of the day our breakfast and after school clubs offer healthy snacks to all children, including fresh and dried fruit, fresh vegetables, toast, bagels, yogurts and cereals. 
During morning break children may bring a healthy snack from home - fruit, vegetable batons or a cereal bar work well. 
When preparing your child's lunch box, it is important to consider the nutritional value of the foods you select. It is good practice to include something from each of the main food groups; fruits and veggies, starchy foods, dairy, protein and fat.  

We would like to remind you that fizzy drinks, chocolate bars and confectionery, family sized bags of crisps/biscuits and sweeties are NOT allowed in school and should not form part of your child’s lunch or snack.

Where we see children with these items we may remove them and call you to inform you that this has happened.

A sensible lunch box might include –

  • Sandwich/wrap/roll/pasta dish
  • Single packet of crisps/cheddars
  • Fruit/ Veg sticks
  • Yogurt
  • Cereal bar/single biscuit bar 

Fruit and vegetables, starchy foods, dairy and protein are some of the main food groups. They provide our bodies with the best nutrients. These foods will ensure children are ready for their learning throughout the day, giving them the right amount of energy.
If you would like to talk to someone about lunches or need any dietary advice please do pop in to see Miss Rowden or the School Nursing Team.