Healthy Eating

At Holly Park, we believe that instilling healthy eating habits at an early age sets the foundation for a lifetime of well-being. That’s why we educate our children about the benefits of nutritious food choices.

Through interactive lessons and engaging activities, we aim to inspire our young learners to make informed decisions about their diet.

  • In Science and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education), our children learn about the importance of eating a variety of foods from different groups to maintain a balanced diet.
  • In Design Technology, the children have the opportunity to apply their knowledge of healthy eating by preparing their own food such as fruit salad and vegetable soup.
  • In Geography and PSHE lessons, the children learn about the journey that food takes from farm to table. We encourage children to think critically about their own food choices and how they can contribute to a more sustainable future. 

To support our efforts in promoting healthy eating, we have implemented a healthy snack policy, encouraging students to bring wholesome snacks to school. We actively involve parents in this process, as we believe that collaboration between home and school is essential in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining good health and concentration so we encourage children to bring water bottles to school and provide water fountains in the playground.

Our school meals also play a vital role in promoting healthy eating habits. Our menu is carefully planned to offer a variety of nutritious meals, incorporating fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. We encourage our students to explore these options and develop a taste for healthy, tasty food.

At Holly Park, we believe that teaching children about healthy eating extends beyond the classroom. Our school allotment provides a hands-on experience that not only encourages healthy eating habits but also sparks curiosity and a sense of responsibility towards the environment.

Our school allotment serves as an exciting outdoor classroom where children have a chance to grow their own food and witness the remarkable journey from seed to harvest. 

You can read more about our allotment here.