At Audley Primary School, we believe that a healthy lifestyle begins with a suitable diet. Healthy eating is important for the proper formation of bones, teeth, muscle and a healthy heart. Diet can affect growth and development in small children, as well as teens.
Childhood obesity is on the rise, therefore we have a ‘big push’ on healthy eating. We have a tuck-shop at break time, which sells healthy snacks and hot food, such as porridge and toast. We believe, by promoting a healthy diet, children can maintain a healthy weight and stay healthy as they grow into young adults.
Every year group has a turn at creating healthy meals, including starters, main courses and deserts.
If you would like to try out some of our recipes, please go to www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/lets-get-cooking-at-home
Take some photos and tell us what you have created.
Children grow a variety of fruits, herbs and vegetables including potatoes, runner beans, carrots and broccoli in our food tech sessions. The children have been growing their own fruit trees. When the fruits are ready, we will use them in our healthy tuck shop. We have already grown plums, apples, cherries, pears and apricot.
At Audley Primary School we encourage families to be in involved with our health for life project. We have family workshops throughout the year, which everyone is welcome to attend. We also encourage families to try our recipes and feedback to us.