Happy Children Loving Learning (Proverbs 8)
At Pocklington Infant School, we aim to provide our children with a healthy meal every dinnertime using quality ingredients to provide a healthy and tempting menu that meets current government guidelines and is free for all children at our school. The East Riding of Yorkshire Council has a number of policies to ensure all food provided is safe, nutritious and wholesome.
The school uses menus and recipes provided by the ERYC, but does occasionally make substitutions to reflect the preferences of our pupils. Variations to the ERYC menu are posted on the school noticeboard. More information on school lunches can be found by clicking this link.
A small number of our pupils have packed lunches. Information on healthy packed lunches can be found here.
The school requests that packed lunches do not contain fizzy/high sugar drinks or chocolate.
The EatWell Guide show shows how much of what you eat overall should come from each food group. Children under the age of 2 have different nutritional needs, but between the ages of 2 and 5, children should gradually move to eating foods as the rest of the family in the proportions shown in the Eatwell Guide, and from age 5 follow the EatWell Guide.
How can I help my child to be a healthy weight?
Physical activity – keeping our children active and healthy
Top tips from NHS Live Well Click here
Change4life is full of fun ideas to keep your child healthy such as sugar swaps, 10 Minute Shake-Ups, Me-sized meals and The Eatwell Guide – Click here
If you have concerns about your child’s weight, we recommend speaking to your GP or health visitor
Free school meals and pupil premium
The term ‘free school meals’ can be confusing. Previously children from low income families were eligible for a 'free school meal’. However, the rules have changed and now all children in infant schools are eligible for free meals at school regardless of income and without needing to register.
However, schools are still able to claim pupil premium funding for supporting children from low income families, adopted, looked after children or children with a parent in the armed forces.