A nutritional diet
We are selective about the food that fuels your children
Moyles Court School welcomes the Government’s introduction of new nutritional standards. We have always placed great emphasis on the importance of healthy eating and recognise that healthy eating at School and in the home environment is an essential part of growing children’s lives.
We offer an informed, educated choice of foods, giving guidance and confidence to children enabling them choose the best combination of foods suitable for their individual particular needs.
We aim to set ourselves above the rest by establishing a positive association between food, health and education. We believe that part of our role as caterers is to assist in informing, encouraging and providing the opportunities for children to enjoy their school meal times develop good eating habits and lay the foundations for their future health.
Wyn Williams, Catering Manager
The overall aim of our Nutrition and Health Policy is to ensure a balanced diet that encourages the consumption of:
- LESS fat, sugar and salty foods
- MORE fruit & vegetables
- MORE organic ingredients
- FEWER additive-enriched foods
- FEWER processed foods
- PLENTY of fresh water
A healthier balance
At Moyles Court we believe that we must not only provide a healthier balance of menu items, but we also need to encourage the children to eat a more varied and balanced diet. We do this through education starting in the classroom, information within the dining areas and promotional activities.
The National Curriculum dictates that further development takes place in Key Stage 3 as pupils study the use their growing bodies make of different nutrients and the problems that may result when deficiencies occur. A variety of subject areas deliver this material, including Science and P.S.H.E.
As all pupils study GCSE Science, there are further opportunities to deepen an understanding of nutritional matters during Key Stage 4.
The importance of a healthy and varied diet
A good diet is important for good health. A healthy and varied diet can help to maintain a healthy body weight, enhance general wellbeing and reduce the risk of a number of diseases including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis.
What is a healthy diet?
A healthy diet is a diet based on breads, potatoes, and other cereals and is rich in fruits and vegetables. A healthy diet will include moderate amounts of milk and dairy products, meat, fish or meat/milk alternatives, and limited amounts of foods containing fat or sugar. No single food can provide all the essential nutrients that the body needs. Therefore, it is important to consume a wide variety of foods to provide adequate intakes of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre, which are important for health.
Moyles Court School policy is :
- To use organic produce wherever financially possible.
- To replace refined products with unrefined equivalents where available.
- To offer a range of organic honeys, jams and fruit spreads at breakfast as well as organic lentils, beans and pulses which are used in preparation throughout the food service.
Our organic suppliers, Pure organics @ Amesbury, Wiltshire also offer a wide range of additive free products.