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Healthy Packed Lunch & Snacks


Healthy Eating

At St. Ebbe’s, we teach and promote healthy eating both through our curriculum (Design Technology, Science and Health Education) as well as through our expectations around packed lunches and snacks.

Morning Snack

If your child is in Year R, 1 or 2, they will be provided with free fruit each day for their morning snack, so do not need to bring a snack to school.

If your child is in Year 3, 4, 5, or 6 we ask that they bring a healthy snack (e.g. fruit, cereal bar or cheese) for their morning break. Please do not send crisps, chocolate bars or sweets. 

Packed Lunch

Children are encouraged to bring a healthy packed lunch in a named lunch box or bag. We do not allow children to eat sweets, chocolate bars or drink fizzy drinks as part of their lunch.


Healthy lunchbox ideas can be found below:

According to NHS choices a balanced lunchbox should contain:

  • Starchy foods like bread, rice, potatoes or pasta
  • Protein foods like meat, fish, eggs or beans
  • A dairy item, like cheese or yogurt
  • Vegetables or salad and a portion of fruit


As we have several children with nut allergies, we are a ‘Nut Aware’ school. This means that we ask that we discourage children bringing in food that obviously contain nuts whilst appreciating that some foods do. Staff are trained in managing cases of anaphylaxis and know which children have allergies. Our kitchen is completely nut-free.


Please send your child in with a named water bottle, which they should bring home to be washed each day. They may drink water or squash. Please do not send fizzy drinks or fruit juice as these contain high amounts of sugar.

Food sharing

Because we have an number of children with allergies, we ask that children do not share food with each other. This also means that parents and carers can more easily keep track of what their child has eaten during the school day.

Birthday Cakes and Sweets

We ask that parents do not send in cake or sweets for children’s birthdays and will not be allowing children to share them on site.. If you would like to mark the occasion of your child’s birthday, please do send in a book for the class library. This would be much appreciated.


School Meals Menu

School Meals are free up to the end of Year 2 and can be purchased for £2.50. Payments should be paid via Arbor and children can make their selection with their class teacher.