Packed Lunch and Break Time Snacks
If my child has packed lunch, what should I include?
Should you decide to make a packed lunch, please put your child’s name on the lunch box and include a lunchtime drink of juice or water (not a fizzy sugary drink) in a leak proof container.
Recommendations for packed lunches:
No single food contains all the essential nutrients the body needs to be healthy and function efficiently so it is important that the content of the packed lunch is varied.
Please do NOT include:
What about snacks such as crisps, cakes and pastries?
These foods should only be given occasionally. Children will then appreciate them more.
Crisps, cakes and pastries can be included in packed lunches on a Friday.
We encourage all pupils to bring a drink of water in a bottle with a sports-type cap, and the pupil’s name written on the bottle. Water bottles can be purchased from the School Offices. They can sip water throughout the day. Water is excellent for children’s hydration and this helps their brain function and learning.
We do not allow juice, squash or fizzy drinks to be taken during lesson time.
What can I bring for a mid-morning snack?
Tenterden Infant School
Free fruit and vegetables are offered to EYFS and KS1 (FS-Yr2) pupils only and children have these during the school day.
Tenterden CofE Junior School
KS2 (Yr3-6) pupils can bring in their own healthy fruit or veg snack each day for mid-morning.
Please note children are not allowed sweets, chocolate bars, nuts, crisps or fizzy drinks for their mid-morning snack.