Daily Archive for September 25th, 2015

New School Food and Beverage Policy

The Department of Student Services within the Directorate for Educational Services has introduced its School Food and Beverage Policy that includes nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in schools. This policy forms part of the broader policy Respect for All, The policy applies to food and beverages:

  • in all venues on school property
  • through all programmes, including the Breakfast Club; and
  • at all events on school property.

The nutrition standards also apply to lunches or snacks that are brought from home. This is part of a national effort to develop healthier learning environments and improve student achievement since research has shown that children who eat a healthy diet are more ready to learn and more likely to be successful in school.  During Summer 2015 the school administration has worked to have a friendlier version of the policy, a copy of which was sent to all families together with the first circular for scholastic year 2015 2016.