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.




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 weekly (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.