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Greenlands Primary

Healthy Schools

We  aim to tackle the growing issue of poor nutrition and obesity amongst children as well as enabling children to make informed choices to improve their physical and emotional needs.

A healthy outside, starts from the inside - Robert Urich

Our commitment

Our first step to ensure this is by ensuring that our lunches are nutritious and wholesome, which are provided by Total Catering Solutions. Find out more about our school lunches here

Furthermore we ask that children are sent with healthy packed lunches and break  time snacks.  Fruit and other healthy snacks are encouraged and we request that children do not bring sweets or chocolate bars to school as these are not allowed during the school day. children may bring in a small carton of drink but this should not be fizzy.

Click here for more guidance on healthy alternatives.

Sun Safety

  • Enjoy the sunshine and stay safe. Follow our top tips:
  • Apply sunscreen (do not forget to look at UVA stars)
  • Provide a hat for added protection
  • Ensure your child has a fresh bottle of water
  • Seek the shade when out at the hottest time of the day
  • Wear sunglasses

Useful Links


Has a fantastic selection of healthy meals and activities for children.

British Nutrition Foundation - www.nutrition.org.uk 

Lots of information about healthy eating and its importance

NHS Eatwell Guide

A child-friendly guide to healthy eating

 Healthy Eating News


The Upper School took part in Curriculum Cooking Challenge which started with an introduction and questions/answer session on health, well-being and nutrition, mainly focusing on the Eat Well Guide.

Different cooking techniques were looked at, and the importance of breakfast, and a healthy school meal discussed. Ingredients were split into their food groups and a dish chosen for each team to produce a healthy balanced meal focusing on flavours, textures, techniques, colour and presentation.