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Healthy packed lunches

 KS1 children are entitled to one piece of fruit at the mid-morning break. This is provided free by the National School Fruit Scheme. KS2 children should bring in either fruit or vegetables for their snack at morning break or they may buy a slice of toast from the KS2 Tuck Shop.

Click on the links below for healthy lunchbox ideas and our food and drink policy.


Vegtastic Lunchbox hacks

Healthy drinks

Milk is available to all children at a cost, payable in advance. Children under five years old are entitled to free milk. Milk is administered by Cool Milk. www.coolmilk.com

Chilled and ambient water is available to all children from the water cooler. 

Promoting a healthy diet

The school takes part in the annual ‘Eat them to defeat them’ programme.


The multi-award-winning Eat Them to Defeat Them campaign and associated schools’ programme has been a huge success, with the 2022 campaign reaching over 1 million children in 3,850 primary and special schools. 57% of participating parents say their children ate more vegetables, including over a third of those fussy eaters who rarely eat any vegetables at all. 

Eat them to defeat them Assembly 2023 and resources for families– click here

Eat them to defeat them PDF


SNAG – School Nutrition Action Group

As part of the Shropshire Gateway educational Trust focus on improving healthy lifestyles, the Trust has formed a SNAG. The SNAG is a group of staff and children who work together on activities which promote being healthy, whether that is through special food events in school, or encouraging children to cook at home or through physical activities. The aim is to encourage active learning about nutrition and health for children within the Shropshire Gateway Educational Trust. Our SNAG also work hard with our Trust Catering Team to represent the views of children in school. The aim is to continually improve the  school lunch experience. Our SNAG have recently attended a tasting session at Lacon Childe School and reviewed the menus to make sure they contain the meals that our children love the best!