This week in the Primary School
Healthy Eating in the Primary School
For several years, the Primary Student Council have been actively promoting healthy eating at lunch time here in the British Vietnamese International School with the result that the children’s awareness of the importance of a healthy balanced diet is far higher than before and their motivation to choose healthy food items for their meal has improved overall.
Campaigns lose their appeal and impact over time, so our student councillors, led by Ms Tram, renew their efforts every year and introduce creative new ways to maintain high levels of interest and support for healthy eating. Student councillors are very aware that if rewards are involved, there is a much greater chance of children making healthy choices at lunchtime!
Recently, a new approach to healthy eating has been introduced replacing the token system which has successfully been used in the Dining Hall since last academic year. Year 4, 5 and 6 children now have their own individual card which the lunchtime student monitors stamp green or red according to the child’s choice of meal.