HEALTHY CHOICES – HEALTHY CHILDREN
As you will be aware, Ravenor Primary School has run a number of initiatives to promote the health of the young people in our school.
In the last year we achieved the Bronze, Silver and Gold Healthy School London Healthy Schools Awards. We are the first school in Ealing to achieve all awards and are very pleased that the work we have been doing to promote health has been recognised by the achievement of such prestigious awards.
Over the coming year, we will begin work on achieving our second Silver and Gold Healthy Schools London Awards. Our health focuses will be:
- Promoting Oral Hygiene: We will be having parent workshops this year based on oral hygiene and we will be having visits from a local dentist. We will also be focusing on oral hygiene during lessons.
- Promoting Healthy Body Images: We will be introducing specific lessons during Fitness Week to promote a healthy lifestyle and healthy body image.
Our Health Fair this year will also be focusing on these two key health areas.
Our ‘Packed Lunch’ policy and ‘Whole School Foods’ policy remain the same as they did last year. We would like to thank all the parents, pupils, staff and governors who contributed to the development of these policies, which can be found on our ‘Policies’ page or viewed by clicking on the following documents:
Where, when and to whom the policy applies:
To all pupils and parents providing packed lunches to be consumed within school or on school trips during normal school hours.
Food and drink in packed lunches:
As fridge space is not available in school, please send packed lunches in insulated bags with freezer blocks where possible.
Packed lunches should include:
If you choose for your child to have a packed lunch, here is a checklist of ideas for a healthy eating lunchbox. This checklist is based on the main food groups as recommended in the Department of Education and Skills guidance ‘The Balance of Good Health’.
Starchy Food: Sandwich or roll with whole grain bread, chapatti, pitta pocket, pasta, rice salad
Fruit and Vegetables: Apple, satsuma, cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, cucumber, box of raisins
Dairy Foods: Individual portion of cheese, pot of yogurt, fromage fraise
Fish/ Lean Meat/ Meat Alternative: Cooked ham, chicken, beef, tuna, egg, hummus
Drink: Water is always available or you can put in a small carton of fruit juice in your child’s packed lunch
The Food Standards Agency gives ideas and suggestions for healthier lunch boxes including a menu planner –
There is further guidance on healthy lunch box menus on the following websites: