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Westonzoyland Primary School ‘Achieving, Learning and Growing Together’

School Meals, Lunchbox and Snack Policy

Hot meals are available and can be ordered through the School Office. The meals are served daily in the School Hall.


Children may also bring sandwiches or a similar packed lunch together with water in a suitable, non-glass container. Please provide a spoon for yoghurts etc. Lunch is eaten in the School Hall from 12 pm. Pre-School children may eat earlier.


Free hot meals or packed lunches are available for all EYFS and KS1 children and in KS2 to those who are entitled to Free School Meals. Information and an application form can be collected from the School Office. To all other children, school meals are available at a cost of £2.10 per day.


Children are also allowed to bring a small fruit snack to be consumed during morning break. In EYFS and Key Stage One, children are provided with a free piece of fruit through a Government funded scheme.


Children are known to benefit from a regular intake of water. We encourage children to bring a plastic bottle of water to school every day and to keep this in the classroom. There is a chilled water dispenser in school which children are able to use. Water bottles should be taken home daily for washing.

Our Lunch Box Policy


Our Student voice group drew up a lunchbox policy based upon the Eatwell Plate.  At Westonzoyland, we do not believe that any food is bad - they should just be enjoyed in different amounts.  We ask that all parents, who pack a lunch for their child, try to stick to the following proportions.  In this way, we hope that every child gets a balanced diet that will positively impact on their health and wellbeing.


Where staff see children regularly having lunchboxes that do not represent our policy, they will send home polite reminders to parents.  Making better food choices was an action from our Wellbeing Survey where our children talked about the link between how they are feeling and what they are eating.


Many thanks for your support with this.


Our Breaktime Snack Policy:


We encourage all children to bring in a snack for breaktime, as it can seem like  a long time until lunch for many children.


Our Student Voice group set out ideas about what makes a good snack.  They decided that they would rather have their treat foods at lunchtime, and so we listed food that would give children lots of energy and nutrition.


We ask that all parents ensure that their child has a snack that follows this list.  If staff see a child with a snack that does not follow this policy, they will be asked to change it for something else.  If they do not have any other options with them, then some fruit will be provided.