Healthy Snacks

At Harrison we endeavour to be a healthy school, teaching the children about how to make good choices for their health including what they eat and how this contributes to their wellbeing.

This attached guidance is to help you when choosing what to send in for your child to have as a healthy snack. We know how important it is that your child has the right fuel to keep them going from breakfast until lunch and would encourage you to provide them with something that they can eat. Only one snack is needed at this time in the morning as they don’t have time to sit down and eat for long and getting outside to play is also very important, so please don’t send them with too much. The NHS guidance from ‘change 4 life’ advises that snacks are kept to snacks under 100 calories.  We hope that the guide below will help you when choosing what to send in and what to leave for treats at home. Please remember that all key stage 1 children have the option of free fruit and vegetables as part of the government school fruit and vegetables scheme. Therefore there is no need to send a snack for key stage 1 pupils from home if you choose not to. 

Year R children do not need an additional snack as they are provided with milk and fruit at school. Also please remember we have a strict NO NUTS policy at Harrison because of allergies.