Collaton St Mary
Pre-School

Parish Rooms
Blagdon Road
Collaton St Mary
Paignton
Devon TQ3 3YA

Tel 01803 668810

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Top Tips for Storage

Use an insulated lunch-box.

Freeze a carton of juice the night before - then use it as a freezer pack.

Avoid packing warm food into a lunch-box.

Refrigerate fruit before packing.

 

Healthier lunch checklist

Have you included.....

A good portion of starchy food, e.g. wholegrain bap, sliced wholemeal bread, chapatti, pitta pocket, pasta or rice salad?

Plenty of fruit and vegetables, e.g. an apple, satsuma, grapes, cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks or a small box of raisins?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lunch clubLunch Club

Our lunch club sessions are held between 11.45am and 12.45pm, with parents providing their child with a packed lunch. If your child receives funding, this hour will be included in their 15 entitled hours, for those children not yet receiving funding, the lunch hour will be charged at the normal hourly rate of £4.00.

The emphasis of our lunch club is to promote healthy eating, educating the children on the importance of washing their hands before eating, and promoting good table manners in a relaxed and happy atmosphere.

Lunch boxes or bags are stored on our lunch club trolley and we ask parents to ensure these contain a small ice pack to keep the contents chilled.

Once the children are settled they are given half an hour to eat their food, with the remaining time being spent on quiet play or watching a DVD.

All children eat at different paces and therefore to enable the children to finish eating their packed lunch, we ask parents/carers to provide a realistic portion of food to eat in their lunch boxes for the time provided.


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The children will encouraged to eat their food in a particular order, for example sandwiches, dairy, fruit and then treats such as cereal bars and chocolate biscuits.

As part of our healthy eating philosophy we provide milk or water as drinking options at snack times and children have access to drinking water at all other times in the day.

When choosing a drink for a lunch box we recommend fresh juice, sugar free cordials or squash. We would appreciate it if children are not provided with fizzy drinks.