Good, Filling Nutrition is Important Throughout The School Day
It powers the brain, helping students concentrate and learn well.
How much food should I pack?
Students eat three times a day at school:
- Fruit break (around 10am)
- Lunch (11:00-11:50am)
- Recess (1:25-1:50pm)
Students eating will be monitored by the teachers each day from 11-11:10am.
Please note: These times are different for the first 1-2 weeks of Kindergarten as they operate on a separate timetable. The same number of eating opportunities remain.
What food should I pack?
- Fruit Break
Fruit or vegetables only. Pack it in a separate container so that they do not need to eat out of their lunch box during this time. Please avoid fruit tubs in juice. Fruit break is often during story time, so a separate container with no juice is essential.
Sandwiches, wraps, sushi, rice, crackers and noodles are a popular choice. Try to ensure that their lunch is balanced with protein (keeps them full), carbohydrates (our brains’ favourite fuel), dairy and fruit/vegetables.
Fruit/vegetables, snacks, yoghurt, crackers and cheese are great choices. Try to avoid snacks that are high in sugar – they fuel the brain for a short time but cannot sustain focus.
A bottle of water is the best option. Please avoid drinks high in sugar like cordial or juice.
Lunchboxes do remain outside during breaks, so ensure you have included an ice pack or frozen gel pack to keep food safe to eat. An insulated lunchbox is also a good choice.
Sharing food with other students goes against our school policy to protect those who have allergies. Don’t include food for sharing with others in your child’s lunchbox.