At Hampstead Parochial School we promote healthy eating to our families and children and recognise the crucial role that parents play in supporting the school’s approach. We hope this information will be useful to parents.
Eating a healthy diet is associated with higher attainment, increased concentration levels, maintaining a healthy weight and better overall health and wellbeing, helping your child to perform to their best at school.
Cooking and Nutrition in the National Curriculum
From September 2014 the national curriculum has included a specific requirement for schools to teach Cooking and Nutrition at Key Stages 1 and 2.
It focuses on three key areas of learning:
- Healthy eating and nutrition
- Where food comes from
- Practical cooking