School lunch menu (Winter 2017-18)
We aim to encourage healthy eating by offering a variety of nutritious foods. All school meals include carbohydrates, proteins and vegetables, the crucial elements of a nutritionally balanced
diet – and children are taught the importance of each to a balanced diet, so they can make the right choices.
Please note, that the price of a child's lunchtime meal is £2 per day. Please ensure that you pay for your child's meal on the day they have it to avoid building up a debt.
We use Leicestershire School Food Support to ensure that our meals meet the school food standards.
At Newcroft, we encourage the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. There are water fountains or water jugs and cups available in each classroom and at lunchtimes. Children are able to bring their own water bottle which is kept in the classroom. We encourage the bottles to be filled with water or sugar-free squash.
Find out about drinking water and how good it is for our bodies at:
New Health for Kids Website
Visit the great new website all about 'Health for Kids'.
There are sections about Staying Healthy, Illness and Feelings. With information for grown ups and games for children, learn about how to keep your body in tip-top condition.
There are lots of online games to play at: http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/QuickLinks.aspx?contentType=2
At Newcroft, the ’eatwell plate’ is the agreed model for ensuring a healthy balanced diet. Please have a look at it at: www.eatwell.gov.uk
If you want to find out about making a healthy packed lunch, look at: http://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/prevention/tips-for-parents/healthy-lunchboxes.aspx
Food - a fact of life provides a wealth of free resources about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming for children and young people aged 3 to 18 years. We really like the fruit kebabs and the blueberry muffins. Find out more at: