strawberryHealthy Eating

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!!!

We encourage children to eat healthily and choose from all food groups. Lunches should be sufficient to provide children with the energy they need  for a busy school day. If children develop good eating habits when they are young, they will carry on these habits as adults.

Encourage your children to consult the food pyramid when deciding what to eat. They will be working on it in class too.  www.fooddudes.ie is a helpful site.

Lunch Box Content

Want some ideas for lunch? Use the list below

Proteins:     yoghurt, cheese, nuts e.g. pecan, walnuts, macadamia, seeds e.g. pumpkin, sunflower, meats e.g. chicken, beef and ham

Carbohydrates: brown bread, white bread, soda bread, tortilla, rice cake, pitta bread, scone and pasta

Vitamins:       vitamin drink,  kiwi, pear, grapes, apple,  banana, orange,  strawberries, blackberries,  raspberries, blueberries, currants, sultanas,  prunes, tomatoes, vegetables e.g. carrot sticks and celery

Drinks:        water, milk, yogurt drinks, juices and  smoothies