Promoting Healty Catering
Catering within the education sector, we have responsibility to play a role within health promotion by:
Heckmondwike Grammar School was awarded National Healthy School Status in 2007. Since then the school has strived to offer students and staff healthy choice options. This includes the following criteria:
- Personal, social and health education
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity and education
- Student emotional health and well-being
All this work is on an ongoing basis which reflects Heckmondwike Grammar School’s commitment towards their students well being.
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The Government’s Food Based Standards for School Lunches were introduced in September 2006. England now has highly regulated Secondary School Lunch Standards a position Heckmondwike Grammar School fully supports. Our students have access to high quality nutritious lunches which enables our students to embrace a healthy diet, this helps to support students attain high educational standards.
Healthy Choices includes adhering to the following criteria:
- More Fruit and Vegetables - At least one portion of fruit and vegetables/salad
- More Oily Fish - Oily fish such as sardines or mackerel should be served once every three weeks
- Bread - Bread or bread choices should be available at lunch every day
- Drinking Water - Free Drinking Water should be available at all times
- Healthier Drinks - Drinks should be only Water, Milk or Juice based drinks. The drinks should have less than 5% added sugar, Juice based drinks should have a minimum of 50% juice
The following foods have restriction or are no longer permitted:
- Confectionary - Confectionary such as sweets and chocolate are no longer allowed
- Savoury Snacks - Savoury Snacks such as crisps are not available for sale
- Salt and Condiments - Salt is no longer available at lunch and Condiments are only available in sachets
- Deep Fried Foods – Deep Fried Foods are restricted to twice weekly
- Processed Meat Products – Restrictions are put on Processed Meat Products such as burgers, sausages & pies which can be sold only occasionally. They must meet minimum meat content
All lunches at Heckmondwike Grammar School are nutritionally analysed and meet with Government regulations.