Haughton School

Milk and Fruit

Milk in School

All children in school are offered milk to drink twice a week.

In order to be more environmentally friendly, we have made some changes regarding children’s milk in school.

Previously, children received milk in small, individual cartons with a plastic straw. They were non-recyclable and would be disposed of as rubbish, i.e. go to landfill.

We now have children’s milk delivered in four pint classic milk bottles, which can be recycled.

Also, children now drink their milk out of (recyclable) paper cups, without straws.

We are hoping to soon move away from the paper cups too!

 

Fruit/Vegetables in School

Fruit/Vegetables are delivered to school twice a week (to ensure freshness) and are available to children in every class.

Fruit and vegetables are an excellent source of the nutrients that children need and form part of a healthy, balanced diet. It's recommended that children – like adults – eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.

As a school we always promote healthy eating and encourage our children to aim for their '5-A-Day'. Alongside families at home, we want to help children to develop healthy eating habits/choices that can be carried into later life.

Lovely big bowls of fresh fruit/veg are given to each class twice a week (see photo).

Depending on the season, there is usually a choice of:

  • bananas
  • apples
  • pears
  • carrots
  • tomatoes
  • easy-peel citrus fruits, such as satsumas
  • raisins

Fruit/vegetables are on offer at break times rather than lunch times – this ensures that the fruit and vegetables supplied are not simply replacing the fruit and vegetables that might have been eaten at lunchtime anyway.