Turing House

Healthy Eating

School dinners have been in and out of the news over the last few years.  As parents we know that our children need a healthy breakfast and a nutritional lunch every day. We know that hungry children cannot concentrate and cannot learn, which in turn knocks confidence. Good nutrition is critical to a child’s achievement.

At Turing House we aim to meet or exceed the governments food and nutrition standards. We do not have vending machines filled with fizzy drinks, crisps and sweets on the premises.

We ensure that, wherever possible:

  • Fresh ingredients will be used, not processed convenience food.
  • Food will be baked not fried.
  • Salt levels will be low.
  • Ingredients will be locally sourced.

We have selected Olive Dining as our contracted caterer, serving breakfast, breaktime snacks and lunch. Hot food is provided on a three week menu system, enhanced by speciality, regional and themed day menus.  There are also cold food options readily available, including sandwiches, salads, fruit and yoghurt.

If on the other hand you prefer to bring a packed lunch

A healthier lunchbox should:

  • be based on starchy carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta)
  • include fresh fruit and vegetables/salad
  • include a source of protein such as beans and pulses, eggs, fish, meat, cheese (or dairy alternative)
  • include a side dish such as a low-fat and lower-sugar yoghurt (or dairy alternative), tea cake, fruit bread, plain rice/corn cakes, homemade plain popcorn, sugar-free jelly
  • include a drink such as water, skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, sugar-free or no-added-sugar drinks

The Eatwell Guide shows you how to have a healthy balanced diet and can help you decide what to put in your child's lunchbox.

Find healthy lunchbox ideas at Change4Life.


Healthy Schools Award

Even though we're a relatively new school, we have already achieved Bronze Healthy Schools status, and we are busy working towards the Silver award.  This is to ensure that we are following best practice in these key areas:

  • Leadership, management and managing change
  • Policy development
  • Learning and teaching, curriculum planning and resourcing
  • School ethos, culture, environment and SMSC development
  • Provision of support services for children and young people
  • Staff continuing professional development (CPD), health and wellbeing
  • Partnerships with parents/carers, local communities, external agencies and volunteers to support pupil health and wellbeing

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