Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

In St. Mary’s, we believe that

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!

We encourage children to eat healthily and choose from all food groups. Lunches should be sufficient to provide children with the energy they need  for a busy school day. If children develop good eating habits when they are young, they will carry on these habits as adults. Encourage your children to consult the food pyramid when deciding what to eat. They will be working on it in class too.  www.fooddudes.ie/ is a helpful site.

LUNCHBOX CONTENTS

Want some ideas for lunch? Use the list below.

Proteins:     yoghurt, cheese, nuts e.g. pecan, walnuts, macadamia, seeds e.g. pumpkin, sunflower, meats e.g. chicken, beef, ham

Carbohydrates: brown bread, white bread, soda bread, tortilla, rice cake, pitta bread, scone, pasta

Vitamins:       vitamin drink,  kiwi, pear, grapes, apple,  banana, orange,  strawberries, blackberries,  raspberries, blueberries, currants, sultanas,  prunes, tomatoes, vegetables e.g. carrot sticks, celery

Drinks:        water, milk, yogurt drinks, juices, smoothies

 It is against school rules to have chips, bars of chocolate, sweets, crisps, fizzy drinks or chewing gum in your lunchbox.

Read our Lunchbox Rap

We call it the “Good Eats Beat”.

It spells out our LUNCHBOX RULE…..

  In St, Mary's we believe that you are what you eat! We encourage children to eat healthily and choose from all food groups. Lunches should be sufficient in providing children with sustainable energy for the school day.