At Huxley CE Primary School the children are encouraged to believe that a healthy body provides a healthy mind. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone, but children in particular need to receive all of the necessary nutrients for growth and development. We aim to impart healthy eating habits and boost children's relationship with food in order to provide them with the best opportunity to grow into healthy and confident adults. A healthy diet and regular physical activity can stabilise energy, sharpen the mind and improve mood - allowing children to maximise their potential both inside and outside of school
Break Time Snacks
We ensure that all of the children are provided with a piece of fruit or vegetable as a breaktime snack.
All children have their own water bottle filled with fresh water every morning. It is important that children stay hydrated during the day. Hydration has been associated with energy levels and physical endurance, as well as concentration and focus. To enable our children to get the most out of every day, staying hydrated is therefore very important. Even better, it doesn’t come with all the sugar and energy found in fruit juice drinks, soft drinks, sports drinks and flavoured mineral waters. Drinking water instead of sweetened drinks also prevents dental problems, while the fluoride found in tap water can help strengthen teeth and bones.
The Healthy Food Pyramid
The food pyramid is designed to make healthy eating easier. Healthy eating is about getting the correct amount of nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals you need to maintain good health.
Foods that contain the same type of nutrients are grouped together on each of the shelves of the Food Pyramid. This gives you a choice of different foods from which to choose a healthy diet. Following the Food Pyramid as a guide will help you get the right balance of nutritious foods within your calorie range.
Healthy eating involves:
- Plenty of bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and cereals – going for the wholegrain varieties whenever you can
- Plenty of fruit and vegetables
- Some milk, cheese and yoghurt
- Some meat, poultry, eggs, beans and nuts
- A very small amount of fats and oils
- And a very small amount or no food and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt
Healthy Eating Workshop
Please find photos below from our Healthy Eating Workshop that educated children on what makes a healthy diet.