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.
To promote healthy choices we ask that parents help us to celebrate the children’s birthdays in alternative ways. rather than bringing in birthday cakes, you may wish to consider:
- Donating a book for the class library and the school will put a special sticker inside the cover.
- Bring in fruit or healthy snacks to give out instead of a cake.
- Give out non-food items such as stickers, pencils or other party favours
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