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A Healthy Academy

As part of us being a Healthy Academy, we encourage pupils to bring a bottle of still, plain water to the Academy, so they can drink it whenever they are thirsty (a sip bottle is ideal).

As part of the Academies Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, all our Key Stage 1 children are offered a piece of fruit to eat mid-morning as a way to increase their intake of fruit and vegetables. Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit from home to eat during their morning break. We have also recently set up a Healthy Snack Shop, where the Key Stage 2 children can buy items such as fruit juice cartons, flavoured water, and cereal bars.

Academy lunches are available for all children. Since May 2007, we have had our hot meals delivered by the on-site catering at Ashingdon Primary Academy, who work in consultation with Ashlyns Organic Ltd. Academy lunches are cooked on their premises by their own cooks, and then delivered to our kitchens. A menu is sent home at the beginning of the academic year, and is also available from the Academy Office.

Meals should be preferably be paid weekly but, in an emergency, daily. This helps to save much administration time by the staff and your co-operation would be appreciated. Monies should be sent to your child's class in a clearly marked envelope. Dinner money envelopes are available to buy from the Academy Office.

Your child may bring a packed lunch, including a drink to the Academy. We ask parents to work with us and ensure that packed lunches contain healthy options i.e. fruit and/or vegetables and not sweets or chocolate or fizzy drinks.

Please make sure your child's lunch box is clearly labelled.