Healthy body, Healthy Mind in KS2
Monday to Friday, most of our KS2 students consume at least half of their meals at school. Good nutrition at school is key and is something that we strongly promote at St Andrews. Throughout KS2, the students are exposed to the message of the importance of a balanced diet. These are specifically taught and highlighted in the topics “All About Me/Fit For Life” in Year 3 and “Keeping Healthy Year 5.
At lunchtimes we always promote having a balanced plate, consisting of the right balance of fruits and vegetable, proteins and carbohydrates (rice, pasta etc.). It can be difficult to ensure that children get the balance right, but we need to make the effort to help them make the right choices.
If you are sending in snacks for your children, make sure that you help them eat healthily by giving them snacks that will provide the required energy without being high in fats and sugars. It’s time to ditch the Pringles and hit the fruit, leave the Lays and love the seeds and grains.