The following article was published by the Sunday Observer
"Children who ate healthy school meals instead of packed lunches, scored higher marks in tests, were less disruptive and concentrated longer in the classroom."
At St George's we provide a range of healthy and nutritious school meals at a competitive daily charge. We are committed to the long-term aim of improving the health of all our school children. We strongly believe that having a nutritionally balanced meal provides our pupils with the capacity to focus mentally and physically throughout their school day.
If you are eligible for Free School Meals, based on a household income of less than £16,190 then please click here for more information. Registration for Free School Meals supports the school with additional income which is used to benefit these pupils.
At St George’s we always encourage healthy eating and an active lifestyle during the school day and we would love for this to continue when the children leave the school gates.
Government research shows that children eat 3 times more sugar than they should, with 50% of this sugar coming from snacks and sugary drinks. That’s why Change 4 Life is focusing on healthier snacking.
Years 2, 3 and 4 received copies of the ‘Family Snack Challenge’ leaflet to take home to challenge their families to complete 7 days of healthy snacking.
Spares copies are available by the School Office if you would like to try the challenge! Just click on the image to download a copy.
Free school meals help guide
We do not allow fizzy drinks, crisps, sweets or chocolate (including chocolate covered biscuits) in packed lunches. We also ask parents not to include nuts of any kind in your child's packed lunch box. Some children have nut allergies and even sitting next to a child eating nuts may cause an allergic reaction.