Castletroy College

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

HEALTHY EATING POLICY IN CASTLETROY COLLEGE

Our school regards the welfare and physical wellbeing of our students as central to their holistic development. It is envisaged, that a proactive approach to healthy eating will create an environment where healthier options are facilitated and encouraged.

A link to our healthy eating policy is available here

Why should I opt for healthier food choices?

  • For improved physical appearance: clear skin, shiny hair, control over energy balance.
  • To improve sports performance: besides genetics and physical training, a healthy diet is the third most important factor in improving performance in sport.
  • For better academic performance: a healthy diet will result in better concentration and improved performance in school.

How can I make simple changes to my diet to achieve a healthy diet?

Breakfast: - Never skip breakfast.

A sample breakfast: orange juice, a high fibre cereal, wholemeal toast and tea.

Lunch: - Choose wholemeal bread

Opt for a combination sandwich or roll (i.e. one with salad, meat and cheese)

- Fruit

- Yoghurt / Fruit Drink

Dinner: -Taste your dinner before adding salt.

Eating vegetables is essential for healthy growth.

Drinks - Substitute soft drinks for healthier options such as water and milk.

Pupils are encouraged to prepare their own nutritious lunch at home.

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