This term the SNAG girls have been evaluating the new canteen menu. They identified a few areas for improvement but overall were very happy with the variety of meals on offer. Looking ahead, the group is beginning to plan a whole school event for the summer term and will be designing posters to advertise their exciting plan! We will keep you posted!
The School Nutrition Action Group (SNAG) have been working hard to consider how they might enhance the quality of school food and further promote healthy eating. Following our first meeting, we have identified that canteen desserts could be made to be even tastier and healthier. We are keen to develop the best possible dessert and need your help! We would like to invite you to participate in ‘The Healthy Dessert’ competition. In order to enter this competition, you should complete competition worksheets which will be supplied towards the end of November. We look forward to hearing all of your ideas and the winning entry will feature on the canteen lunch menu in the New Year!
This year we will continue to liaise with our Catering Manager, Mr Bousfield, to provide input for the monthly menus. Your daughter’s class SNAG representatives will look after any suggestions you wish to make. We will continue to promote healthy snacks at snack time and wise choices with regards to the size of our snack so that we still have a good appetite when it comes to enjoying our lunch. One small snack is more than enough to keep us going through the morning! We are looking forward to our first meeting when we will share innovative ideas and further discuss what we want to achieve this year.
In SNAG we have been thinking of some exciting new additions to add to our canteen menus! We will be launching an exciting competition in the New Year so watch this space!
Our SNAG Aims
This year we will continue to meet regularly with our Catering Manager, Mr Bousfield, to provide input for the monthly menus. Your daughter’s class SNAG representatives will look after any suggestions you wish to make. We are looking forward to some great ideas at the start of another busy year and are still keen to promote healthy snacks at snack time. We also want to promote wise choices with regards to the size of our snack at snack time so that we still have a good appetite when it comes to enjoying our lunch. One small snack is more than enough to keep us going through the morning.
Following discussions with the Canteen Manager, Mr Bousfield, the SNAG Team’s chosen ‘fruit of the week’ is now included in the Prep canteen menu! This month’s menu includes delicious watermelon, strawberries, grapes, apples and bananas. Adding a cross-curricular element, the SNAG girls also made posters promoting each of the healthy fruit options including their names in Spanish.
In September we invited Mr Bousfield, our new Catering Manager, to our first SNAG meeting. He had lots of ideas for healthy food choices in canteen that he wanted to discuss with us. The girls in the SNAG team had lots of their own ideas too and Mr Bousfield took note of all our favourite food choices in Canteen and our ideas for things which we would like to see introduced. We shared our thoughts on the changes to Canteen menus and were all very excited about making our own food choices at the serving hatch.
At our meeting in October SNAG representatives shared that pupils in every class (except Prep 1) were enjoying serving themselves at lunchtimes and were really enjoying trying lots of the new options as part of the daily salad bar. Everyone seemed very content that there was something on offer for everyoneand suggested that we could maybe include some themed foods at certain times of the year, for International Day of Languages, Christmas, St Patrick’s Day being some examples.
The Aims of the SNAG team this year are to;
Continue to build a good relationship with Mr Bousfield and to meet with him regularly to discuss meal options for Canteen.
To promote healthy snacks for school break times, both in terms of portion size and content.
To promote a fruit or side salad of the week, each week in canteen.
To survey classes about what meals they enjoy at home and would like to try in Canteen, and promote some of the pupils’ ideas as ‘Dish of the month’.
To visit our local Tesco branch and take part in a healthy eating trail as part of their ‘Farm to Fork’ scheme.