Tuck Time Policy
All pupils are allowed tuck for a mid-morning break. Sandfield understands that snacks can be an important part of the diet of young people and can contribute positively towards a balanced diet. Healthy choices are encouraged at all times.
Key Stage 1 pupils are provided with fruit or vegetables daily at break times, as part of the Government’s national School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme. They can also bring their own choice of healthy snacks as an alternative.
Key Stage 2 pupils can bring in their choice of a healthy snack which they can eat as part of their morning playtime.
Examples of Healthy Snacks
- Fresh fruit e.g. apples, bananas, small oranges, grapes (must be cut in half)
- Fresh vegetables e.g. carrots, sticks of cucumber, small tomatoes
- Dried fruit e.g. apricots, raisins, mango
Any pre-packed fruit or vegetables that are brought into school must not contain nuts and must not contain any sugar content higher than 20%. Please see the nutritional value on individual packs for this information.
All crisps and cereal bars are not permitted due to the high salt content and/ or possible inclusion of nuts.
Key Stage 1 pupils under the age of 5 are provided with free milk provided through the “Milk to School” Scheme. Parents of children over the age of 5 years can opt to buy in to this scheme too.
What if my child doesn’t like fruit or vegetables?
There is only the option of fruit or vegetables, no other form as in bars, drinks or winders are acceptable. It is an opportunity to improve children’s understanding of the value of fruit and vegetables and often children will want it if their peers are enjoying it. If your child does not want it they do not have to have it, it is a choice.
Children are encouraged to drink water throughout the school day, to aid concentration and learning. A school water bottle can be purchased to keep in the classroom and water fountains are available. Children are not allowed to bring in other bottles.
For health and safety reasons, Sandfield is a nut free school. Nuts of any kind are not permitted at tuck time or in lunchboxes.
If you would like your child to have grapes, please ensure that they are sliced in half to avoid choking.